Want to know why so much business "journalism" is as appetizing and intelligent as undercooked tripe? Dilbert has the answer.

Don't believe it? Check out this regurgitative " news story" on Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) and compare it to the earnings press release. Or this one covering the losses at Ballard Power (NASDAQ:BLDP). Only slightly better is this rewrite of the J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) press release. Here's another copycat special.

You'll find piles of drivel today on plenty of other recent reporters, from TASER International (NASDAQ:TASR) to Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM).

Want a point of view that might help you decide whether or not the companies are decent investments? Good luck.

Or ... wait. I think I know a place where you can get that.

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