So two drunks were charged with mischief and had to be removed from an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Beijing. Why is it relevant that they’re RIM employees? Stories like this have been reported before, but the place of work for those charged is never disclosed because it’s simply not relevant. Did RIM as a company have anything to do with them being drunk? Of course not. Also, have you ever taken a flight from Toronto to Beijing? I dare you to fly for 13 hours without getting blackout drunk. It’s boring as hell.
When I asked a friend of mine who is a journalist why all these media outlets think it’s relevant that those charged work at RIM and the answer was “RIM is a newsworthy company so anything the employees do is newsworthy.” I’m not buying it. The real reason is that it has become popular to take anything RIM related and put it in the context of something negative for the company. PlayBooks on sale? It must be a failure. New BlackBerry launching in Indonesia? That’s because it can’t sell in America. This company simply can’t catch a break.