NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- While not quite as entertaining as watching peanut gallery members chirp Amazon.com (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.
--Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.