Marissa Mayer, Meg Whitman Steel Cage Death Match (In Charts)

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- While not quite as entertaining as watching peanut gallery members chirp (AMZN) post-earnings, observing Marissa Mayer haters hate Marissa Mayer lengthens attention spans. Because Marissa Mayer hating illustrates the pretension and inanity that pervades the tech media.

Marissa Mayer haters expect Yahoo! (YHOO) to turn around overnight.

Yet, you don't hear quite as much barking about Meg Whitman's five-year plan at Hewlett-Packard (HPQ). 

Anyhow, I'm not going to rant and rave. I've done enough of that in previous articles on HP and Yahoo. It's clear where I stand, but I will say it would be nice if Whitman received the same level of scrutiny Mayer does. Because, at this point, relatively speaking, she's getting a free pass.

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--Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.

Disclosure: TheStreet's editorial policy prohibits staff editors, reporters and analysts from holding positions in any individual stocks. Rocco Pendola is a columnist for TheStreet. Whenever possible, Pendola uses hockey, Springsteen or Southern California references in his work. He lives in Santa Monica.

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