Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Well, Boo-Hoo, Michael Arrington

Oh no! Hold the press! Michael Arrington is (temporarily) leaving TechCrunch, because someone spat in his face. Gee, what would the internet do without Michael Arrington? How will we survive?!?!

I don't think that spitting on someone is an acceptable behavior. In fact, it's disgusting, rude and repulsive. If this spitting story is even true (assuming this is not a publicity stunt), then not even Arrington deserves it. Still, what can I say - you play with matches, you might get burnt. And in Arrington's case - you spit on people, you might get spat upon. That's life for you. I'm sorry, but I don't see a sad side to this story.

TechCrunch was a good thing when it started. But it got blown well out of proportion. Arrington became arrogant, the reports became shallow and unchecked, and the posts weren't interesting or news-breaking most of the time. Too much hype, too little substance. It's not journalism anymore, if it ever was. It's just a business, trying to make more business.

So, boo-hoo, Michael. Go cry yourself to sleep or something.

All in all - not a great loss. Perhaps Arrington could use the time off to deflate his ego.

And in the mean time, read more about Michael Arrington: