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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Dazzled by Bright Shiny Objects: Over at the National Journal, William Powers takes aim at the mainstream media for fawning all over the tech companies that participated in this year's Consumer Electronics Show. While some of the trade media offered a critical perspective on the new toys on display, consumer and business titles abandoned any pretence of objectivity to become unabashed cheerleaders: "To read the pop coverage of these trade shows... it's as if these aren't companies at all. We cheer them as if they were disinterested do-gooders or beloved folk heroes, not profit-driven powerhouses with legions of lobbyists in D.C."

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