"Instead, fearful of being blackballed and missing the big
story, and afraid of being swarm attacked by the legions of Apple
fanatics who act as unpaid flacks to anyone who dares to challenge
the perfection of the company or the divinity of its founder -- and
most of all, not having the muscle of the old-time media empires --
today's press largely has turned into the company's full-time
lapdog and lickspittle. Some well-known reporters have built entire
careers out of being Apple promoters -- and thus being given
"The latest word is that Chen and Gizmodo have lawyered up and
are considering suing the police. Good. And they should go after
REACT as well, to the point that it is disbanded and replaced by
another entity that isn't a tool of big corporations.
"Meanwhile, those Apple fanatics out there (including a few
big-name bloggers) that are defending this assault on liberty
should be deeply ashamed of themselves for being willing to trade
the First Amendment for a few cool techno-baubles."