Based on what exactly? A press release from Dish Network? That's it? A black eye...right...
You really don't see the ramifications of this? If it was just CBS itself involved in this decision, it would be more understandable, as long as they disclosed their decision. But to force politics on what was an independent testing site that happens to be owned by them, that does what we thought was independent testing is not understandable.
Here is a very small sampling of what others - no not just me, not just Dish is saying. You can try to make this somehow the fault of Dish, but those that have an idea of what this means know differently.
("This confirms that fear, at least for CNET's reporters — that there is a profound difference in product journalism and actual journalism, to the point that the former might not even be in the same genus as the latter. Good service writing, unglamorous as it may be, demands integrity too. Your authority as someone telling people what to buy is determined first and foremost by your motivations.
CNET has a roster of stellar writers and reporters who do great journalism every single day, and this isn't their fault. But it gives critics of the tech media a leg to stand on, and will be felt deeply — in the gut — across the tech media. ")
Edited by tampa8, 11 January 2013 - 02:30 AM.