Cherry Picking

Newscasters that give “both sides” of climate change (a 99-to-1 consensus) equal coverage are cherry picking.

Newscasters that only interview the craziest OWS participants are cherry picking.

(I have tons more… maybe I’ll add them later)

John Gruber pointing out that Apple leads in profit share of both handsets and apps despite marketshare is not cherry picking. He is correct in his reasoning that this is why I, as a developer, have no interest in expanding to Android. If all of a sudden a report came out that said Windows Phone customers like paying $5.99 per app I’d be all over that (maybe…). Some metrics do in fact matter more than others.