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Why does Peter Ha write for CrunchGear? Or, a more accurately phrased: why does he still write for CrunchGear?

TechCrunch, the massively popular blog about all things web 2.0, posted a recap about the week on CrunchGear. Here’s the part which kind of perturbed me a bit:

[…] our own Peter Ha alleged that the PS3 “stinks,” , and also that Leopard should die, causing an influx of fanboys to leave their folky brand of wisdom in the comments […] #

Console Wars

The first article was a holiday recommendation, recommending the Xbox 360. Fine. But why say this?

And the PS3 stinks! Well, not really, but I have an Elite so that’s why I’m recommending it.

Okay. But would you like to elaborate? I agree, to a certain point — while the PS3 can be viewed as a Blu-ray player, the game selection is poor, though improving. He even admits to this, later in the comments:

I’m not saying the PS3 isn’t worth a recommendation, but I don’t have one so I can’t recommend it. Maybe someone else on staff will. Besides, I like to poke fun at PS3 fanboys and see how riled up I can get them. #

That may be fine for your own blog, but CrunchGear is a site where you’re paid to be a professional commentator on all things gadgets. Not for you to amuse yourself by posting inflammatory comments, such as this one.

Bring it on, PS3 fanboys. Bring. It. On. #

Leopard: Die?

The second article was a rant about Leopard and his experience. It even has “Rant:” in the title. As some of the comments pointed out, Leopard isn’t exactly going to run great on a dying hard drive.

Here’s the best part, though.

Eat it, douche. #

Okay. You are professional as hell. You asked for it — you posted a rather strong rant about it, and of course you’re going to get Mac fanboys knocking on your door. Don’t need to start calling names.

Mr. Arrington

Fire Peter Ha. Or make him professional. I don’t give a shit. But either way, he is a liability to CrunchGear’s reputation. He could always use a personal blog for these unprofessional moments, you know.