You are correct that it is "out of my domain" in the official sense. I have put a request in on the Samsung side to look into this, but I just don't have the ability to pursue the issue.
More importantly, what I don't want to do is jeopardize the legitimacy of reviews by appealing or requesting in any way to the reviewers or staff of C|Net, since the editorial process is absolutely removed and separate from our participation in the forums. That's a transparency issue, and judging by your post, you already understand that and I very much appreciate the fact that you do.
But here's how I can help facilitate your other request:
Thanks for your kind words.
I know HDTech will chime in and say the cnet reviews of HDTV's are not within his domain- and this is very true (he performs a great service for us all), but isn't strange that cnet has not reviewed Samsung's flagship plasma this late in the cycle?
For example, the new Sony HX909 has a full review and it hasn't been out nearly as long as the Samsung c8000 plasma.
Also, if we are going to be referred to ask Mr. David K himself, can you provide his email account or a link to email the editors?