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CBS continues to strangle CNET with "we sue, no review" rule; which CBS division gets hit next?
When CBS blocked its CNET subsidiary from giving an award to a Dish Network DVR it had sued over, I wondered how many other gadgets would fall prey to such a policy. http://www.project-disco.org/competition/011513-cbs-cnet-and-how-to-kill-tech-journalism-through-big-media-denial/
I got an answer today when I saw CBS had banned Aereo's TV service from CNET reviews: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57565762-93/updated-aereo-app-adds-improved-live-tv-streaming-to-roku/
So now that CBS seems intent on enforcing this rule, what next? It seems only fair to apply it to its ZDNet tech-news operation, which has been around even longer than CNET. And then--hey, why not CBS News itself? There's only the legacy of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite to shred.
Please proceed, CBS.