More on yesterday’s ‘CNET Bullshit’

Yesterday we posted a an article link entitled “CNet Bullshit” linking to CNET’s “Best of CES Finalists” awards page. More specifically, to a paragraph tacked to the bottom of the page that read:

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.

As you might be able to tell from the title of our coverage, Jim wasn’t very pleased with what happened. Some of you may be scratching your head about it, though. And for you, John Herman at Buzzfeed has a good breakdown of what happened and why. Click the link to read more.



  • http://twitter.com/PDelahanty Patrick Delahanty

    I’m going to give out awards, but out of “fairness”, I won’t give any awards to anyone who is, was, or may someday be a competitor or the subject of a lawsuit. I guess that means I win ALL THE AWARDS!

  • Shawn L.

    I’d say that this was a “Streisand Effect” event that garnered MORE publicity for this product than the award by itself.