CNET bullshit

The Dish Hopper with Sling was removed from consideration due to active litigation involving our parent company CBS Corp. We will no longer be reviewing products manufactured by companies with which we are in litigation with respect to such product.

CNET is supposed to be a news organization. News should be free from such bullshit.

[Via Tim Stevens]

  • what a Brave New World.

  • “The interview subject said unkind things about our parent company’s CEO’s performance. As a barely notional news site, we no longer consider this subject newsworthy.”

  • Does anyone even read CNET anymore?

  • Steven Fisher

    If they hadn’t done this, would they still be CNet?

  • Actually, this was the ethical and ethical thing to do. After all, any negative part of a review could be considered an act of retribution for the litigation and could be used to say that CBS was trying to tamper with the jury pool. That could change the entire focus of the litigation.

    • Buckeyestar

      That doesn’t hold any water since they had selected the Hopper from dish as one of their recommended products.

  • pawhite524

    Is this another nail in the coffin containing CBS’s journalistic integrity or is it the sound of the dirt being shoveled on to the coffin?

    Makes me sad I can even remember when CBS had real integrity. They used to set the standard…

  • Domicinator

    CNET is awful and always has been. In my eyes, they are no better than Gizmodo. Any site that keeps re-posting the same story with different headlines over and over just to get more clicks does not deserve my time.

  • Why am I not the least bit surprised?

  • That just destroyed any credibility CNET…or CBS News had.

  • Wait, CNET is a news organization?