News commentators and bloggers aren't the only ones criticizing Apple over their recent pseudo-finger-pointing at Windows. Microsoft themselves are also quite upset over the whole deal, who say, like others do, that it's the manufacturers responsibility to make sure products are good:

"It's not a matter of which platform the virus originated [on]. The fact that it's found on the portable player means that there's an issue with how the quality checks, specifically the content check, was done," said Jonathan Poon who scans Microsoft software products for viruses before they ship. James Abrams, director of technical education for ESET, followed up by saying "The Apple iPod incident was not about Microsoft having a hardy operating system, it was all about security and process."
Nothing is worse than a he-said she-said fiaso, especially between two giants that have long bitterly opposed one another. Regardless, it does go to show you can't have your cake and eat it too. Apple probably did deserve some of the criticism, since blaming Microsoft for an iPod problem seems pretty far fetched no matter what way you look at it. No official word from Apple regarding this yet.