When journalism goes wrong

This week I have been reminded why I never let the Neowin readership believe we are professional journalists, as hard as it is to forget that Neowin is more than just "some relay site"; mainly because of the attention we get from some of the bigger sites/corporations, radio and even TV we have to remind ourselves where we came from, and what we are. This week we caught the attention and the wrath (it seems) of The Inquirer. I almost didn't care to respond to their article until I saw this, this morning.

I want to share what I now believe led up to this event.

The Inquirer was annoyed at our news article DirectX 9.0c is so yesterday, today its Direct X 9.1 or 9.2? and made that point crystal clear as you can see here: Direct X 9.x confusion further confused with the sub-title: Gutterwatch Neowin in story-of-its-own shocka. Apart from the fact that we have supported The Inquirer and its stories for about 3 years I was a bit taken back at how badly they portrayed us, because as they should know we are a relay site. We sometimes have our own articles but we are relay and always have been.

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