Or, at least according to John Gruber many don't.
There’s a nihilistic streak in tech journalism that I just don’t see in other fields. Sports, movies, cars, wristwatches, cameras, food — writers who cover these fields tend to celebrate, to relish, the best their fields have to offer. Technology, on the other hand, seems to attract enthusiasts with no actual enthusiasm.
Of course, I agree with him. It is my opinion that you should default to applauding people that make things. There are a few great people that cover tech that seem to really love this stuff and give the companies and people that are trying their best the benefit. But others just poop on everything. I don't know how they live like that.
I blog a bit here but some days I wish I was a real tech writer. I love this stuff.