From a footnote to “Tim Sweeney Says the Quiet Part Out Loud” posted Wednesday on Daring Fireball:
Bloomberg, of course, remains the outfit that shit its journalistic pants with The Big Hack — a blockbuster report that no one, including Bloomberg, has ever produced a single shred of evidence to back up — yet not only never retracted but in fact still “stands behind” it even though it’s rather clear they hope everyone just forgets about it. So take anything they publish with a Big Hack-sized grain of salt. Why even link to Bloomberg at all, you might ask? Because Bloomberg is an essential news organization. They often have scoops and original reporting no one else does. If they report something that is also reported elsewhere, I link elsewhere. But when they break news — as they did here — they deserve the link. I won’t let go of this Big Hack fiasco because Bloomberg is too good an institution to leave such an egregious and high-profile mistake uncorrected.
My take: Everybody makes mistakes. Not everybody owns up theirs as conscientiously as Gruber.
See: The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies, posted three years ago.