The Verge has been receiving a lot of flak lately for their seemingly biased reporting towards Apple (trademarked #iVerge ). As a whole, I’ve enjoyed The Verge’s style, so I initially dismissed these slanted articles as outliers written by Apple fans whose bias couldn’t help but shine through their reporting, for which I can hardly blame them. However, more and more bent articles are being championed by the anti-Apple, anti-Verge community.
While not an extreme example, this particular article has been the straw that’s broken my back. At first, it seems legitimate. It discusses the new MacBook (which is beautiful, albeit somewhat lacking) and the response of PC makers comparing the MacBook to their own products. But then it immediately dismisses each of the comparable (debatably superior) offerings of Lenovo, Dell, and ASUS. It concludes by stating that the PC makers’ response is “a reminder that the PC market doesn’t have an answer to the new 12-inch MacBook just yet”, clearly not true no matter which side of the debate you fall on.
If this were iMore, Cult of Mac, or any dedicated Apple blog, I would have no quibble. But I am disappointed that The Verge has become known for such a biased, bent, and slanted style of reporting.
(As a side note, this is a rant against biased reporting, not a personal vendetta against Apple. I am actually growing more fond of Apple products, especially now that I’ve studied Unix programming and seen the power of the Unix shell, combined on a Mac with what is undeniably the most beautiful desktop user interface.)
PC makers mock Apple’s new MacBook
Shared with: Public+1’d by: Christopher Williams, José Gasteazoro, Andrew PortJosé Gasteazoro – 2015-03-15 07:44:55-0400I love my MBP. I am not a fan of iOS or iDevices, aside from the iPod, but The Verge needs to either rename itself, or spinoff an apple dedicated site/section…