For years, CNET has been the go-to place for technology enthusiasts. But after what was revealed yesterday, many technology addicts are looking elsewhere for their tech information. Many on the editorial staff at CNET have even resigned.
If you haven't already heard, CNET nominated Dish Network's Hopper with Sling DVR for its Best of CES awards Wednesday evening. At some point in the 24 hours before CNET revealed the winners, their parent company CBS intervened and said CNET couldn't nominate a product from a company involved in a lawsuit with CNET's parent company. Soon, the device was pulled from contention and an editorial which said CNET could not nominate products from companies involved in lawsuits with CBS appeared.
"This is a PR disaster for CNET," says Los Angeles industry analyst Paul Mueller. "It is absolutely unethical and many others whom I spoke with believe that this is the end of the website," Mueller continues.