Gizmodo should be banned from all Media Events!

Andy McCaskey and I just spent a week in Vegas working CES. We busted our butts did not get much sleep in fact from Monday to Thursday it was a whole 14 hours for me.

We spoke to hundreds of vendors and were well received by all. Every booth we went to we were welcomed with open arms.  The vendors gave us access to Program Managers, Engineers, Product Development Teams, CEO’s etc..

We were invited to dinner by several groups in no pitch events that were really nice.

But what I have just seen on Gizmodo makes me really mad. A number of us have worked hard for a number of years to build the trust and gain acceptance in this show. We have had to provide examples of our content from previous years to get access to separate events like Show Stoppers.

We came and we worked, we did not Party we worked like dogs and to find out that some Gizmodo staff sabotaged a vendors booth at CES makes me sick to my stomach.

What a bunch of Amateurs, you have been invited to the event, they have given you credentials, you have been allowed access to a special lounge for the event to do work from an then you pull a stunt like this.

I say ban Gizmodo from every event that they want to cover in 2008. Many of us have worked this show on our own dime, and do not need some punks causing bloggers to get a bad name. My expenses to CES were at least $4000.00 alone that I paid out of pocket. This act can set the good will of companies towards podcasters and bloggers back a long way.

Gizmodo you deserve any punishment that is dished out. I hope Motorola, CEA takes legal action against you! [Stupid Gizmodo]


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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.

2 thoughts on “Gizmodo should be banned from all Media Events!

  1. You should remove that link. They pulled that stunt to get page views. Dont help them.

    I stopped reading gizmodo over a month ago. I couldn’t deal with the childish fanboyism. I couldn’t take seeing mobs of iPhones with ^_^ faces all the time.

    The worst part is that the head of Gawker Media said he is proud of what gizmodo did. Brian Lam, their editor in chief, okay’d the stunt. The guy who did it, Brandon Lakely (sp?), bragged about how how he’s not a journalist, he just likes to make stupid videos. Then he went on Craigslist to sell his banned press pass.

    Gizmodo are run by idiots and they cater to idiots.

    Drop them from your feeds, get your gadget news somewhere else.

  2. Todd I can understand your frustration — childish stunts like this will just all MSM to claim their stereotypical views of bloggers and podcasters as not real journalists are justified.

    Gizmodo was profoundly selfish, and deserve to spend some “time in the corner.”

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