As with everyone else, my engram of what a journalist is has developed from the stories, the tales and the myths that I've have been exposed to. Mike Arrington's latest piece on Blaine Cook has helped reinforce my negative perception.
Whilst Mike has previously made several comments about Twitter, this article appears to be a direct attack against the former Lead Architect by implying that he was "shown the door so that Twitter could get down to building something that could scale". The article then continues with the praising of "Twitter’s doing an excellent job" and almost threatening Blaine to shut-up as any "more comments like this, and Twitter may fire back".
Where's the balance, where's the other side of the story? An unkind soul could be forgiven for coming to the conclusion that Mike has either become the company evangelist or he is on a fishing trip.
As for Blaine, welcome to Britain. You'll find many friends here.