Tim Cook’s testimony on Apple’s taxes: The reviews are in

May 22, 2013, 2:14 PM UTC

Source; The Atlantic Wire

FORTUNE — A search of Google News the day after Tim Cook’s Senate testimony on Apple’s (AAPL) taxes turned up two kinds of stories.

Headlines reporting on the fact of the hearing tended to use metaphors of violence (“rip,” “lambaste,” “clash,” “spar,” “fend off”) or of high-temperature torture (“grilled,” “under fire,” “hot seat”).

But the journalists who reported on the atmospherics — and, dare I say, the substance — of the hearing told a very different story. Sample headlines:

My take (with apologies for the pugilistic metaphor): No one laid a glove on him.

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