An anonymous source in an interview series about the status of tech journalism.
We can’t ignore what our readers want (AppleAppleApple, slideshows of fancy homes, tiger mom), but we also give them what we think they need (mistakes in European monetary/economic policy, proliferation of insider trading in the U.S., etc.) and that they’ll eventually be happy to read about that as well.
I could yell at the paternalism of the anonymous source but I’m afraid he is the honest one here. Everyone knows tech journalism is about pageviews. Keeping up appearances is just part of the job, not the other way round.