I don’t have comments here, but there is an interesting thread of comments going on in *The Verge* forums on a post someone made [agreeing with my post](http://brooksreview.net/2011/12/failure/) about *The Verge*. I wouldn’t normally link to this type of thing here as I find it a bit too “me” centric.

However, I find some of the comments to be very interesting. A couple even say that they basically like *The Verge* for the very reasons that I dislike it — that’s something I certainly can understand.

One thing to be careful of is the “fanboy” slinging and using words like “objective”. I don’t know that I can articulate why I dislike those words as well as [John Gruber did on the latest episode of The Talk Show.](http://5by5.tv/talkshow/71)

I’d just say that fanboy is an unneccessary term and objective news coverage *can* contain opinion.

Posted by Ben Brooks