Gizmodo did apologize and say sorry while at the same time publishing the video of their actions, however even the apology was an afterthought, and according to Judie Lipsett at Gear Diary, Brian Lam, the editor of Gizmodo did not indicate he had changed the post. Shel Israel discussed the reasons why Gizmodo should not have done what it did, and also slightly slipped up by incorrectly attributing a post to Dan Faber. Phil Gomes shook his head and wondered what was next.
I was wondering what does the leadership at CES think and said about the stunt. I dutifully trotted over to the CES site, and looked for a blog. It was there, but the posts had stopped on the 9th.
Crave has sent an email to CES and gives on update on what actions CES intends to take:
"The Gizmodo staffer violated the terms of CES media credentials and caused harm to CES exhibitors. This Gizmodo staffer has been identified and will be barred from attending any future CES events. Additional sanctions against Gizmodo and Gawker Media are under discussion."
Always looking for the corporate blogging angle I was curious about the CES blog shutdown on the 9th. I wonder if this is because CES is considering its options, maybe the lawyers told them to stop blogging, or the leadership is not too happy with blogging right now. I would have thought some statement to the effect that the Gizmodo stunt happened, and CES is thinking about how to react would be appropriate. I think the CES blog would be a great platform for getting their side of the story on the Gizmodo stunt on the subject out there, it would also provide a place for people to discuss their opinions about the event, or maybe that was the concern?