"APPL does nothing to stem the tide of negative news"
That's what I've been saying for a long time now. When a bully comes to town, he searches out the weakest kid, the one who won't hit back. Once he's found him, the same bully, i.e the financial hoo-ers, i.e. bloggers. analysts, "journalists" (hee hee), CNBC, etc, keeps pounding on the same poor weak kid, because he knows the kid will just sit there and take it, won't fight back, won't say anything to anybody who can make it stop. That's Apple, and that's Tim Cook; he's either got to do something FAST, or he's got to go...FAST.