The Media Is Lying to You About Apple

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If you take a step back and consider what has happened in tech over the last several weeks, it's difficult to deny that there's a hate campaign, even if exists in some collective subconscious, against Apple (AAPL).

I'll spare you too many links and YouTube videos; if you follow this stuff, you've seen or heard about everything I will mention. And, if not, trust me because I'm beholden to nobody or nothing . . . not overnight ratings, page views or a big or boutique Wall Street firm.

It's simply an exercise in funny to skim the outskirts of your memory and summarize the lunacy we ultimately dismiss in favor of the noise we can't ignore.

You have Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer falling into a glass table, bloodying himself, during Nokia (NOK) buyout discussions. The guy tripped and fell or whatever. We all do it from time to time. I'm glad he's okay. So it's not the specifics of the incident that make it worth mentioning; it's just a fitting metaphor for the complete and total ineptitude that has marked his watch over Microsoft's still-pending demise.

Here's a guy who writes down nearly a billion dollars' worth of Surface tablets after touting how well things were going. Where's the SEC when you need them? We'll skip the in-between and just get to his most recent botched experiment in competition -- that Apple-mocking spoof that was so bad Microsoft had to pull it.

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