There are a lot of posts on various threads blasting Melissa Lee for 'bashing AAPL.' Frankly, I don't get it.
(1) If anyone is buying, not buying, selling, or not selling any security (including AAPL) based on the pontifications of any ANALyst - regardless of the person's media or employer, I respectfully suggest he/she find a different way to make such decisions. [Note the specific spelling of ANALyst.]
(2) Either Lee has an effect on AAPL's stock price or she does not. If she does not, as I would bet, then like any other barking dog, she is best ignored. IF she DOES have a negative effect on AAPL's stock price, and IF you think AAPL is a good buy (as I do), then be happy the price is temporarily going down since it represents an opportunity to buy at a lower price. ONLY if one has AAPL and is looking to sell - for whatever reason - should one care one whit what does the twit.
I think what you say is perfectly correct. However, what people are reacting to about Melissa Lee is her constant bashing of the stock, on every single occasion. She views good news as bad news and bad news for Apple has horrendous. Her role on CNBC is to report the financial facts and leave her biased opinion out of her reporting. She does seem to go on about Apple, and since this is the most widely held stock in the nation, people get upset with her. If one steps back and looks at it, you should realize her opinion is not any more valid than anyone elses.
Sorry She is not reporting news her programs are about opinions not news she does not have to be neutral what she does attracts viewers that's her job Just like Abigail Doolittle who had her 1 minute of fame when she appeared on many TV shows when AAPL was $385 and her forecast AAPL would be $225 got her FACETIME AND THATS WHAT CNBC IS DOING WITH FAST MONEY ITS NOT A NEWS SHOW ITS A SET UP AND PRIOR MEMBERS ARE IN JAIL FOR HYPE AND PAYOFFS (Dan Dorfman)
IF YOU FOLLOW ITS YOU WHO IS THE FOOL