Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time For a Blogger Ethics Panel

Only now do we learn of Kevin Drum's personal interest in Antitrust enforcement actions regarding Apple. On Mar. 25, 2014 9:58 AM GMT* he wrote about anti-competitive practices by Google (new motto don't be competently evil) Apple and other firms " new evidence suggesting that several big Silicon Valley firms had explicitly agreed not to hire away each others' workers." and proposed that the DOJ "Throw the book at them." But his readers had to wait almost 6 hours to find out on Tue Mar. 25, 2014 3:51 PM GMT that he personally stood to benefit from the throwing of books at Apple and other firms.
My indignant comment You did not disclose your conflict of interest in this earlier post http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/03/incompetent-scheming-just-bad-competent-scheming advocating severe enforcement of anti trust law on Apple and other firms. Your personal stake in price fixing by Apple should have been disclosed in your post on wage fixing by Apple et al. From DOJ action, you, Kevin Drum stood to gain five dollars and, in addition, in addition I say 84 cents (how Orwellian). There is also the issue of irrational hatred of Apple. Drum also wrote "my Windows tablet mysteriously died last night, so for now I'm back to my old Android tab anyway". He actually owns an android tablet (OK) and a Windows tablet (an actual Windows tablet) but not an iPad. Clearly a sign of extreme prejudice. *hey wait wasn't it2:58 AM in California at 9:58 GMT ? Does Drum blog in the middle of the night (type I at 1:06 AM Rome time). Update: Two counthem two (2 II due) !! comments from Kevin Drum himself pulled back 1 – 2 of 2 Anonymous Kevin Drum said... Actually, I own an iPad, and Android tablet, and a Windows tablet. Believe it or not, the Windows tab is the best of the bunch. 5:54 AM Delete Anonymous Kevin Drum said... Oh, and MoJo timestamps are Pacific time, not GMT. 5:55 AM Delete OK so any hatred of his iPad would be rational and daylight blogging. I stand corrected.

2 comments:

Kevin Drum said...

Actually, I own an iPad, and Android tablet, and a Windows tablet. Believe it or not, the Windows tab is the best of the bunch.

Kevin Drum said...

Oh, and MoJo timestamps are Pacific time, not GMT.