"While today's episode of CNET's Buzz Out Loud podcast was delayed for a "mandatory meeting," (Hmmm, we wonder what that might have been about) the wait was worth it, as hosts Molly Wood, John Merritt and Jason Howell were able to comment on Gamespot's firing of executive editor Jeff Gerstmann from a somewhat insider perspective.
As you might imagine, the issue is quite a big deal over at CNET. "You can't believe how seriously every editor in the house is taking this," Wood said. "This is the kind of thing that decides whether we want to work here or not. It's a big deal."
But at the same time, Wood was a bit peeved that the gaming community was acting based solely on rumors of impropriety on CNET's part. "You instantly jump to that conclusion that it's over," Wood said. "People are gone..."