Comments published in a CNN article yesterday purporting to be from Sony CEO Howard Stringer regarding the planned pricing for PlayStation 3 have been removed after it emerged that he had not said anything on the question.
So where did the information come from, then? The culprit appears to be a Hollywood Reporter article on another interview with Stringer, which appeared a few weeks ago and also appeared to attribute pricing and availability information to the Sony CEO.
However, on closer inspection, the article was actually citing an anonymous source within Sony – a fine detail which the CNN article apparently missed, setting the whole rumour mill rolling once again. —CNN drops PS3 price story as Stringer comments are confuted (Games Industry)
Via Bobby Kuchenmeister, a former student of mine, and a regular commenter, who finally got a blog. Hooray!