I don't think Brian got dressed up like an iPhone (which, by the way, was humorously tagged with images labeling iPhone's shortcomings) and paraded in front of Jobs or Woz for their approval. It was their iPhone Launch Episode, and 'naysayers' shouldn't of watched it then I guess.
I've been assiduously resisting all the Apple polishing CNET has been doing, fast forwarding through the (endless) iPhone coverage on BOL, etc. But for some reason I had to check out the CNET Live episode you pimped on episode 507. It was like a car wreck. Deeply disturbing but I wasn't able to take my eyes away. What is it about Apple that makes grown men dress up in funny costumes? The guy as the iPhone, the head of Intel in his bunny suit dancing as Steve Jobs pulled the strings.
Oh, well. Nay sayers are not fun. But we're sometimes right. An Apple suckup is still a suckup.