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- Posted: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:49:07 +0000
Because many would rather quit than compromise their integrity.
God Emperor Akhenaton
And how do you know they aren't bought off? Especially Cnet out of all people.
CBS has nothing to do with the editorial process at CNET. The content you find in their reviews did not go through some corporate filter. But CBS did force them to take something down that CBS did not wish to promote.
I think that story highlights both sides of this: there ARE forces that want to shape public opinion and influence it in some way (hell, that's advertising in a nutshell) but not all people through which that happens will sit idly by.
If you have a problem with review sites then I would again recommend Anandtech. There is no "points" system (stars, numbers, whatever) as the exact number of points a given product should be awarded is difficult to determine and kind of abstract; how many negative points is that flaw worth? Or is it a small enough issue to not warranty any deductions? And in whose opinion? Anandtech expects you the reader to read their review - as you should do with ANY review - and form your own opinion based on their findings.
But I'm done here. You're just an HP hate machine. I don't even "like" HP (not that I dislike them) but I will stand up against your senseless hatred of them and your idolatry of ASUS.