That's been my problem with many of Kevin's news articles lately. They've been less researched than many of the posts I find on the forums. If you're going to post an article it needs to be well researched and well written. Most of Kevin's articles seem to just be his thoughts on the matter at that moment. Rarely does it seem that he does a ton of fact checking on what he writes. Its just a matter of here's what I'm thinking at this point.
I guess that's ok if you want to just be seen as a blog writer and nothing more, but everyone else who writes on this site goes so much deeper. Al goes months sometimes before writing because to him its not worth writing if its not news, and he does tons of checking and cross checking before he writes. The author on trains have some of the most incredibly researched articles I've ever seen, and even the Monday in the parks has more research and opinions backed up with facts than these do.
If these were just forum postings I wouldn't say a word. I'd debate some ideas back and forth and then go on. But when you write as a reporter for micechat you're setting yourself up to be an expert on a subject whether you proclaim it or not. If I got up in front of my students and just rambled about why I hate Microsoft (I teach IT in a college setting) with no backed up facts, spouted off half baked generalizations, and was just plain wrong on much of what I said they'd all drop my class in a heart beat.
I'm not asking for you to stop writing for miceage, just spend some time making sure what you write is worth us taking the time to read. Lately, they've been no more important than any other forum post on the site. I'm not criticizing you because I want to hurt your feelings, I'm criticizing you for the same reason most of us criticize the parks. I expect more from you and I'm routinely disappointed every time I read your articles. It not only hurts your credibility, it hurts the entire site.
Jim Hill has very little credibility to most people, but his articles are more researched than these have been as of late. Do you really want people to think of you as Jim Hill the second?