August 3, 2001
Microsoft spin makes 'Code Red' a success story
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes "When it comes to 'Code Red,' Microsoft is winning the media spin battle. Microsoft seems to be riding out the Code Red debacle pretty well so far. By jointly issuing warnings with the government, Microsoft is identifying itself with the solution --perhaps more so than with the problem. Almost without exception, the mainstream media is minimizing Microsoft's complicity in Code Red through its shoddy security. Instead, everyone is focusing on the need to apply Microsoft's patch. I'm sure the automakers in Detroit would love to get off so easily the next time there's a defect in one of their car models."