Let me put it another way...I want balance from the game media[/QUOTE]
As an experiment, try three nearly identical Google searches only changing the object of the sentence from Nintendo to Sony to Microsoft.
Answer the question of how many people are asserting Microsoft has to swim upstream against a hostile media. How many are saying Sony does? Now compare the Microsoft and Sony responses to the many claiming Nintendo has to struggle like a spawning salmon swimming uphill to climb the dam.
This is not to take sides here, or say there is a bias or anti-Nintendo agenda, or whether SegaT made a persuasive argument. It could very well be that if Nintendo is not getting glowing press coverage for very good gaming reasons: say, the relative low number of 3rd party developers or not playing the 'my graphics can beat up your graphics' game. Maybe its the other way around with Nintendo getting some undeserved good press based on nostalgia, and a pass for going to the Mario Bros well more often then one of those novelty drinking birds.
Whether there is a bias or not, there are quite a few that say there is.