Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2013 22:11 UTC
In the News "Apparently, executives at CBS learned that the Hopper would win 'Best of Show' prior to the announcement. Before the winner was unveiled, CBS Interactive News senior-vice president and General Manager Mark Larkin informed CNET's staff that the Hopper could not take the top award. The Hopper would have to be removed from consideration, and the editorial team had to re-vote and pick a new winner from the remaining choices. Sources say that Larkin was distraught while delivering the news - at one point in tears - as he told the team that he had fought CBS executives who had made the decision." And this is why media owned by larger media conglomerates (or by large companies in general) should always be treated with a certain amount of scepticism. This may be an open and shut case, but more subtle interference can be felt every single day as you read the media.
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Never rated CNet anyway
by rklrkl on Tue 15th Jan 2013 08:22 UTC
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I've never rated CNet as a news site of any sort anyway. I pulled up Stephen Shankland years ago on his constant use of "upstart" to describe Linux for article after article. In the UK, "upstart" means someone obnoxious, so it doesn't translate well internationally either. Even the US meaning of "rags to riches" doesn't fit that well with Linux (since it's only really Red Hat who makes money from Linux).

A lot of their opinion pieces are complete guff - some of them have completely wrong conclusions in every single paragraph! And their reviews are average at best and often fall into the trap of criticising the omission of something that the chief competitors don't have either (think SD card slot anyone?).

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