, contextfree` wrote

As for journalists, I don't really care what products they like or don't like, I'd settle for more substance vs. linkbait ...

People tend to be far less discerning about their information sources, when they are not experts on the subject.

Tech journalists tend (by and large) to function on the principle of knowing just a bit more than the average punter, and not on being an actual expert on the subject... as this is enough to secure them the majority of their potential readership.

What appears to regulars of C9 as utter tripe, is all to often swallowed as gospel by the general public.