Reporters calling Jupiter for Commentary is Like Asking Enron About Business Ethics

Patrick Hurley, Salon:

"What is laughable is that anybody would listen or care what an analyst from Jupiter would have to say. Jupiter and its brethren were the ones that essentially predicted everything incorrectly as it pertained to the Internet. […] A good strategy would be to find out what Jupiter is suggesting and do the opposite. It seemingly isn’t accountable for its projections and simply "adjusts" them. And yet…newspapers still call Jupiter for commentary. It’s like calling Enron to ask for commentary on business ethics."

Much as I think Salon is in trouble, Hurley has a mouthful here. Jupiter analyst quotes is most often a mark of journalistic laziness, just short of the paramount sin: Rob Enderle quotes.

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