Nasty Journalism

8 10 2018

Clickbait at its best
Suddenly, Confirmed, Nasty, Serious
Master of the rumor mill’s confirmed fake news

“‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating the best features and biggest problems hidden behind the headlines”,

says Gordon Kelly about his work as a journalist.

To avoid TL;DR here are just some examples. I could easily add a bazillion more.

You mustn’t read the posts, just the headlines to understand what I mean and why I’m criticizing this kind of journalism.

Keep in mind, everything was posted before this year’s Apple event on September 12.

Apple Leak Suddenly ‘Confirms’ Expensive iPhone XC
Sep 9, 2018

‘iPhone XS Max’ Name Revealed In New Leak
Sep 6, 2018

Apple’s New iPhones Have A Nasty Surprise
Sep 14, 2017

iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Have A Nasty Surprise
Nov 2, 2017

Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem
Sep 2, 2018

Apple’s iPhone 9 Has More Compromises Than Expected
Auf 28, 2018

Apple’s New iPhones May Have Underwhelming Performance
Jul 3, 2018

Apple’s New iPhones Have An Expensive Surprise
Apr 12, 2018

Just replace “Apple” with “Samsung” or “Microsoft” and “iPhone” with “Galaxy” and you’ll get the headlines for Gordon’s other surprising articles. Keep on reading about Apple’s nasty surprises, serious problems, and alleged confirmations. Don’t misunderstand me, it’s not always fake news but it shouldn’t be called news either.

Sorry Gordon.
Lots of colleagues do a better job.

Btw, it also casts a poor light on Forbes.

Serious research?
Abiding by the Copyright or Fair Use policy?

No, that’s not the way you get attention today. Quality of journalism today seems to be measured by clicks and followers not the published content.

To be fair, there are also some articles (despite the headline) which raise hope. Here’s one:

Apple’s iPhones Years Away From In-Display Readers
Sep 4, 2018

Yours truly, Thomas.

Note
Gordon Kelly’s
reaction on Google+ wasn’t a nasty surprise for me. He restricted his Google+ profile immediately after I criticized one of his posts so that I’m not able to comment any longer.

Thanks for reading.


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