When blogs get scoops: Engadget and CNET

Should bloggers boycott CNET over alleged failures to attribute scoops to blogs such as Engadget?

A kerfluffle in the gadget realm between Engadget and CNET over an XBox scoop. In the end, CNET's and News.Com both made grudging bows to Engadget, saying that the news "reportedly" appeared on the blog over the weekend. Still, Jason Calacanis asks if bloggers should hold a boycott, and stop linking to CNET. My vote, if I have one, is no. Better to battle with criticism and even condemnations, which create dialogue. Boycotts, by contrast, stifle it.

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