OttoVonChriek: pannumon has a very good point. The problem of giving a camera like that to a photojournalist is that they will have no experience of using anything like that!
And to be fair, I think his shots are improving
I'm not sure why you seem so angry about the photos being taken with this camera. Are they up to the level of the high-end Canons/Nikons? No, but for a consumer grade camera that costs probably 1/3 of those (conservatively), it's holding it's own pretty well. I agree the photos weren't great to begin with, but he is certainly improving over time. I would also be interested to see how much compression is being done to put them up on the web/whether or not they're being processed from RAW/etc.
I should clarify, I don't mean you in particular. I mean everyone in this message thread who has shown a degree of anger I'm not sure is warranted and I don't really understand towards a consumer camera.