two e-mails supposedly from a GSN staffer. The e-mails rip GSN parent Sony and programming source Fremantle. These two companies are allegedly asking too much money for recent Wheel of Fortune and more Steve Harvey Family Feud, respectively.
To put it mildly, Scott's claims have been met with skepticism, including some comments from moi. Scott says that the e-mails come from a "two-year intern," an idea I find absurd. Such a low-level staffer would hardly know the details of GSN's most sensitive deals. And no intern interested in continued employment would rip GSN's corporate parent (Sony) and most important source of programming (Fremantle).
The e-mails also look to be written in Scott-ese, even echoing the phrasing of an earlier post by Mr. Rahner. A while back Scott got involved in fakery allegations about a supposed contributor to his blog. I must add that Scott has always been scrupulous in crediting this blog as a source for GSN's upcoming schedules.
Scott hasn't helped his case by repeatedly deleting comments on his blog from people skeptical of his post. He may be right in his claim of inside info about GSN's dealings. But for now I remain very doubtful.