Dan Lyons goes postal on Michael Arrington and MG Siegler

Dan Lyons, on his own blog:

Yet now Arrington and Siegler have appointed themselves the watchdogs of tech journalism, eager to point out the irresponsible and inaccurate reporting that they see all around them. This might ring a little less hollow if they hadn’t been such egregious violators themselves, and if they weren’t writing this stuff to protect the people they’re in bed with financially.

Lyons goes into full frontal attack mode on MG Siegler and Michael Arrington following Siegler’s treatise (linked to this morning) about the state of tech journalism. Vituperative, nasty work, though I must admit to laughing a bit when Lyons dubbed Siegler “Matty the Angry Chihuahua,” “a nasty little ankle-biter who has developed some level of expertise in launching ad hominem attacks.”