I'm not part of the Inner Circle so here's a guess.
The ads/sponsors that cnet has on their pages is controlled by marketing.
Marketing does NOT clear an ad/sponsor through the forums.
When you get to the forums your at the bottom of the pecking order.
Sometimes the forums will pan the marketing types but has no control of them.
Does this Main Page? have a contact us or other type link where you can express your dissatisfaction with the ad/sponsor?
Front men?>>>>nope>>>>just a bunch of peons.
On the main page you have a sponsered link , Remove all Spyware - Free www.antispyware.com this is a rogue/ bogus application that you allow on your main page ??? directly underneath is www.pctools.com which removed 81 infections that the so called free antispyware put on in a goad to people purchasing it , its about time you bloody halfwits removed the crap , more likely you will remove my post even though 99% of people reading it will agree , what are you doing allowing this to happen , people come to your site for spyware free software and you have that on your front page , security , i doubt you understand the meaning of it , or are you just front men for the scam merchants ?????