Palm Pre turns mild-mannered talk show into cage-wrestling
The new Palm Pre is out in the wild Stateside, although it'll be months before you can pick one up in the UK. Leo Laporte is world-renowned for his forward thinking views on technology, and yesterday mentioned on one of his influential online tech shows The Gilmor Gang that he'd been sent a review copy of the Pre.
Joining in the discussion was Michael Arrington from the equally world-renowned TechCrunch, who had quite a bee in his bonnet about Laporte receiving a handset to review, when TechCrunch didn't. What happened next was spectacular car-crash television:
Reading Arrington's thoughts on TechCrunch today, he was attempting to suggest Palm may be supplying handsets only to those reviewers who had commented positively on the Pre in the past. There was a serious point to be made, but it was buried in the on-screen spew of magma. That said, Arrington's tone is more than a little dickish when he confronts Laporte with "What are you gonna do about it?". He's going to cut you off Michael, and tell you to go fuck yourself. That's what.