Our species has yet to be inoculated to the perils and dangers of information which seems plausible but hides in the darkness of quackery, fakery, and yellow journalism. Unfortunately, to many members of mainstream media have fallen victim to the yellow tide. You know. Like Forbes.
Piss Is Yellow
The reasons Forbes magazine continues to piss on Apple at every turn has little to do with quality journalism, nothing to do with investigative journalism, and even less than nothing to do with insightful analysis. Forbes once was a respected business magazine but seems to be more of a supermarket check-out tabloid than purveyor of useful information.
Apple ‘Confirms’ iPhones Have A Serious Problem
That’s false and misleading.
The assumption here is that iPhones have a serious and undisclosed problem that affects users. Wrong. All smartphones run software and software has bugs. That is the nature of the industry and everyone who owns such a device, iPhone, Android, Mac or Windows PC, understand that.
Forbes’ writers capitalize on it for the sake of sensationalizing their version of yellow journalism.
Yellow journalism and the yellow press are American terms for journalism and associated newspapers that present little or no legitimate well-researched news while instead using eye-catching headlines for increased sales.
See how that works?
Forbes on the so-called Beautygate scandal:
A flaw in the front-facing cameras of Apple’s new iPhones first spotted in late September by popular YouTuber (and increasingly impressive tech sleuth) Lewis Hilsenteger aka Unbox Therapy.
In other words, a bug. Bugs are the nature of software. Always have been, and likely always will be. To exploit something as innocuous as a bug for sensationalist gain is the epitome of yellow journalism.
Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism. By extension, the term yellow journalism is used today as a pejorative to decry any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical fashion.
Yep. That sounds like Forbes. Instead of providing readers with insightful analysis, their writers resort to time worn sensationalist tricks that appear more like fake news than reflections of industry norms.
Pissing on Apple seems to be the trend. Just remember that piss is yellow.