^ Agreed on all points.
I just wish McCarthy had phrased it a little less uber-diplomatic. What's wrong with saying: "It was a damn shame I had to work under these restrictions, but this is the way you have to roll to work in the business."
It's not as if such a statement would label him an unhireable rebel. But in the liner notes, he sounds almost grateful for Berman's intervention. At least Ron Jones had cojones!