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Old 01-15-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/2058612...#axzz2I37qbVOF
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...71027240.html#

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CNET voted Dish Network Corp.'s "Hopper with Sling" the best home theater and audio product. Because CBS is in a legal fight with Dish over the Hopper's ad-skipping capabilities, CBS vetoed the selection, saying the product couldn't be considered "Best of CES." Instead, CNET's official selection was a sound bar from TV maker Vizio.
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CBS said Monday that its intervention was "an isolated and unique incident in which a product that was challenged as illegal was removed from consideration for an award." The broadcaster added that "in terms of covering actual news, CNET maintains 100% editorial independence, and always will."
As our old buddy Deek correctly pointed out on FB, that final statement means that stories about stuff at electronic shows is not "actual news," according to CBS.

What a bunch of clowns.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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Cool, I've been looking for a new sound bar, I'll have to check out that best-of-show winner from Vizio. What time is The Voice on?
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:51 PM   #4
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Sound bars have come a long way, baby.

I am seriously disappointed that CBS would censor news, but not surprised. Every news organization has some "sacred cows" they won't touch, mostly because money is involved. This is just another example that the Fourth Estate isn't as independent and unbiased as they want us to believe they are.
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