Or just a very late, somewhat savvy move by WDW management to get the 'good Disney sites' (i.e. any site that isn't connected to a Lutz or a Hill) to come around to the company line?
That's what came to mind when I saw all the 'coverage' of the Disney media whorefest last week. WDW has always steadfastly refused to credential Internet fan sites. Yet, now they apparently welcome them (well, any site that isn't connected to a Lutz or a Hill) . They also seemed to make it a point to have Disney execs, who frequently get ripped online, like Epcot's Brad Rex available for one-on-one interviews with bloggers with good reps like Deb Wills.
I have to believe it's a calculated move by Jay Rasulo and corporate PR to counteract ... counterattack ... voices that are highly critical of JR and management in general.
It's just too obvious to be anything else.