These days it takes more effort to distinguish the news from rumor, conjecture, and fiction. Yours truly on how Apple suffers in the world of modern journalism:
The proliferation of ‘news sites’ has caused an interesting phenomenon. Journalists don’t need to be trained in the who, what, when, where aspect of traditional fact finding. And, apparently, journalists that do what they do the old fashioned way can easily be overruled by executives with an axe to grind.