My man Colin just got whacked

Bad news for El Jobso. Colin Crawford just got shoved aside at PC World because he took a stand on behalf of journalistic integrity and spiked a story making fun of Apple. And that bastard Harry McCracken who dreamed up that ridiculous attack piece and got fired for it now has returned as editor in chief of PC World. See the whole sordid tale here. Well, it’s ugly but true. Microsoft runs these trade pubs and there’s nothing the rest of us can do about it. Bill Gates wants them to run attack pieces on Apple, and Harry McCracken apparently is glad to do his bidding. Along comes a guy like Colin Crawford with real integrity and honesty, trying to instill a sense of decency in the magazine, and what happens? He gets booted back to corporate. A sad day for anyone who values freedom of the press.