The Mirrorball Man wrote:
Professor Zoom wrote:
A press release isn't some sort of gospel truth.
Maybe not, but there's a very good reason why press releases are mostly true most of the time: because if they stop being reliable, and are instead filled with lies and fabrications, then journalists will instantly stop using them, quoting from them and acknowledging them, and that's quite a lot of free publicity that's gonna vanish. There is, in my experience, a mutually beneficial gentleman agreement that press releases are trustworthy.
True. That said, there is probably truth in it, they don't know what's going to happen for the Christmas Episode, but it doesn't mean they aren't talking about it behind closed doors.
Why should those sort of discussions be transparent at all times? It could ruin stories, ruin negotiations.
My point is, as there might be some truth in what they say, we, as readers of press releases shouldn't read more into them than is there.