morboComplete Your Transaction
Goodbye CNET CBS has killed CNET as a source of reliable tech information. The slippery slope is here. It was a fast, steep drop.
I'd say it has been going on for some time. CNET has been excessively pro-Apple for a while now.
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CNET has killed CNET long before CBS. The horse is pulp now.
What is it with companies.... ...with giant sphere's as logos being run by immense buffoons who apparently are paid way too much.
Santa Monica, CA
Bring on the Streisand Effect I don't think Aereo will succeed - industry has way too much to lose from so many angles, and Diller's clever technical legal argument will be squashed like a bug, no matter how much merit the actual idea of competitive OTT/IPTV might have.
But CBS is only bringing attention to the plight of the "underdog" here, by trying to ignore them.
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Re: What is it with companies.... railroads and oil companies
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Re: Bring on the Streisand Effect I worry too, however I remember back in the day when Netflix started sending DVD in the mail that people said that would never succeed. Last time I checked Hollywood Video and Blockbuster were single-handedly killed by Netflix...
Aereo's disruptive piece of technology isn't even spoken about, but the real killer is that they have the DVR (time shifting) in the cloud, and that is going to pillage all the box pushers in the next 5 years (sorry Arris), and at which time it won' t matter WHAT the content people say, the genie will be out of the bottle in the cloud. Boxee is trying the same thing, except they bent over and are taking it in the *** by the content owners. A sure way to die. They also continually screw their install base.
I also like their antenna thingy, but that is not a long term strategy anyways. I don't see free OTA making it through the next decade...
New Orleans, LA
I love CNet or specifically the writers but this crap really needs to stop.
I am an attorney and the thinking of CBS and its men that blocking these reviews would in ANY WAY hurt their lawsuit is...mind-boggling to me.
CNet's rep has not just taken a hit but has just about destroyed it from even being looked upon as a truly legitimate news site.
Anti-trust Why is there no anti-trust case against cable and traditional media.
Much like following the financial crisis, the GOP congress killed off any possible action (investigation) by government against a business. After all, they apparently do everything better, ethically, and can even self-regulate.
Scotch Plains, NJ
Disclosure is all they need CBS is worried that CNET can't objectively review something because litigation is taking place?
CNET just needs to disclose this to the reader and they can make up their own mind.
Cnet should just go away permanently.
IowaCowboyWant to go back to IowaPremiumReviews:
Cnet spin-off CBS should just spin-off Cnet into an independent company. They'd sell more advertising without CBS poisoning their journalism.
The hopper sounds like a good idea but I'll never do business with Dish again based on a past experience.
I just wish the distribution companies were forced to split from content companies.
Someone please just kill off CNET Their reviews are so scare on details, and their ratings are so arbitrary. I haven't looked at a CNET review in years because they are worthless to anyone with even a small amount of tech understanding. They live in the apple distortion field and now they are adding more and more biases thanks to their parent company.
This is why centralized media conglomerates are bad.
isAConflict() If CNET was giving the Hopper a worst of show, then it might have looked like a conflict of interest. With that being said, it has to work both ways.
It is most definitely a conflict of interest because CBS says it is. Simply by them saying that, the reviewer can no longer be objective without having a backup job in the works.
It does not have to be a conflict, but CBS made it so.
"Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom [is] despised, and his words are not heard. " Ecclesiastes 9:16
Peachtree City, GA
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Re: Anti-trust Please give blame to all that should receive it.
Start with the crooked, conservative Supreme Court with several decisions giving corporations the same rights as those given to an individual.
Oh, well. You live and you die.
Tortious Interference CBS did this in the portrayal movie "The Insider". Almost seems like there up to it again. I left CNET a while ago. Way to biased and never got other competitor HW reviews. They always seem to favor MS and Intel Platforms and HW over anyone else. People stopped watching CBS and CNET and go else where, might send a message to CBS Corp.
let them kept shooting themselves in the foot. sooner or later they will notice something
Strong Arm of CBS I like CNET but if this is how it is run by the strong arm of the parent, CBS, then someone should make a competing website and let the news freely flow as it should.
I wonder how Lindsey Turrentine feels now After the Hopper debacle, CNET's Editor-in-Chief, Lindsey Turrentine, posted an article trying to explain the whole thing and justifying why she didn't quit.
In it, she said she would do everything in her power to see that such interference didn't happen again. Naturally, most of the commenters called BS on this and reminded her that she couldn't do a thing.
So, Lindsey, how do you feel now? You were either naive thinking that you could do a thing about it, or you were simply rationalizing why you didn't walk like you should have. Which was it? And I'll remind you that, if you ever were a journalist, you aren't one now. Whether you intended it or not, you're now simply a shill for CBS.
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Re: Strong Arm of CBS There are tons of hardware review and tech commentary sites around other than CNET.