I am SO pleased by this. Thank god for journalists being forced to do their actual jobs and not be bought out by other companies or even the government for that matter. God knows this is one of the biggest issues in politics today, very happy to see a step forward in the tech industry.
As long as CBS is in charge, CNET's reputation will suffer. This little episode will forever tarnish their credibility as an unbiased review site. Even though it's not CNET's fault, CES made the right decision to go with someone else for the "Best of CES" awards. Shame on you CBS for throwing all those decent, hard working journalists reputation under the bus.
I think the lesson here is never ever to let your company be bought out by a bigger one because your reputation will go right to the crapper(assuming it was worth anything to begin with) See Blizzard -> Activision, Bioware ->EA, Wizards of the Coast -> Hasbro, Alienware -> Dell, and now CNET -> CBS.