Hello all. Sad to report that I’ve resigned from CNET. I no longer have confidence that CBS is committed to editorial independence.
— Greg Sandoval (@sandoCNET) January 14, 2013
Greg Sandoval, who covered media and digital entertainment for CNET News, writes in follow-up tweets:
“I am not disgruntled. CBS and CNET were great to me. I just want to be known as an honest reporter. …Please know no one in News or Reviews editorial did anything wrong. I believe CNET’s leaders are also honest but used poor judgement. …CNET wasn’t honest about what occurred regarding Dish is unacceptable to me. We are supposed to be truth tellers.”
CBS last week ordered CNET editors to cut Dish Network’s Hopper out of the running for the CES “Best in Show” awards. Editors were also told not to review Dish products while the companies were engaged in a legal battle.
Sandoval has also worked for the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.