Engadget today ran a story without checking the facts twice. They apologized and potentially damaged EA’s reputation. I used to be a reporter so this is a sensitive subject for me. I removed them from my RSS feed and I won’t be featuring them anymore in links here.
This may seem harsh, but if someone lies to you do you trust them again? If an organization makes a mistake like this, any credibility they had is lost. Part of the reason that I visit a site is that they are thoughtful and research what they present. When it is obvious they are cutting corners and not putting in due diligence you have to decide if its worth it. The cost of wrong information is very high these days. We deal in an information economy and your worth is dependent on how informed you are. Anything that makes you in error is too high a price to support.