If you read nothing else this week it would be Nick Bilton’s inexplicable piece in The New York Times. His loose attempt to draw parallels between the effects of health apps and cigarettes amounted to nothing short of professional suicide. And the fact that his source was Joseph Mercola should serve as an embarrassment to anyone even remotely associated with The New York Times. Even Slate was concerned.
More than his disregard for even a reliable source is the lack of editorial oversight that would allow senseless drivel of this type to even see the light of day. The editor’s desperate post script attempt won’t make up for the fact that this irresponsible piece wasn’t pulled from every retrievable form of media.
If no one’s head rolls here it might serve as evidence of the Grey Lady’s senile slide.
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