I'm not saying you don't have a point in this case - you do. But perhaps we should take things that people write as simply things they write because they believe them to be reasonable expressions of the facts, regardless of anything else they've written. Not everyone is a politician, and not everyone should be held up to such scrutiny. Times change and opinions change. Someone reminded me - and not so nicely - that I'd said something here 2 years ago that I now claimed to feel differently about. Well, yes. I think we all reserve the right to think, to continually learn, and to modify our beliefs based on new experiences. I'm not claiming that's the case with Pogue, but I'm also not 100% sure that it's not. So I'm willing to cut him some slack and take his article at face value - even though I agree it's a bit misinformed - without assuming he's Apple's shill. Perhaps that's a bit naive. So be it.
A blog is a blog. I just expect a bit more objective effort from a respected publication like The New York Times.