This is an email that Brian Lam editor for Gizmodo sent to Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs. My favorite bit is below.
Brian Lam via Jason Snell:
Something like that — from you or apple legal — is a big story, that would make up for giving the phone back right away. If the phone disappears without a story to explain why it went away, and the proof it went to apple, it hurts our business. And our reputation. People will say this is a coordinated leak, etc.
Also trying to extort the Apple CEO via email for better access to the company hurts your reputation. This is the whiniest email, that is masked with ‘professionalism’. Also Gizmodo has lost any reputation that they had at this point, and is in its final weeks (in my opinion).