I'm not a fan of Dilger up till now, his style is usually so abrasive, but I think he finally hits his stride on this one dismantling the poor job the press has been doing and their motivations for doing so:
TL;DF Does Dilger explain this alleged Android bias in the parts of the article I couldn't bring myself to read?
Nobody in the industry could have possibly expected Google's Motorola group to outsell Apple's iPhone. But why were reporters and pundits so fooled by their own echo chamber of opinion and Android bias that they failed to correctly identify the fates of two products that, to any intelligent, neutral observer, were quite obviously fated to result in additional, continued success for Apple's blockbuster iPhone franchise and additional losses at Google's limping Motorola's unit?
My view is that the press is not pro-Android for the very simple reason that 90% of reporters use iPhones (unless they are still stuck on their Blackberry). Yes, they are often misinformed and technically inept. The exception is web based page view seekers who think that trashing Apple is a great way to get clicks. And M.G. Siegler is not anti-Apple, not at all.
The best I can come up with is that the press are scared of appearing too pro_apple so they repeat a few well worn anti Apple slogans to emphasize their neutrality. "Apple doesn't understand the Cloud" and "The iPhone 5C flopped" are rolled out without much thought. What's Dilger's explanation?