This just sounds like someone was paid just say these things. I don't believe a word that comes out of corporate America. These guys are the workers, they put there blood, sweat and tears behind their products and for their troubles they get a pink slip.
To further the insult they where most likely paid to take the blame and take the eye off the publisher and put the blame on themselves for "working too hard"?! what foolishness is this?
That's like the magic bullet theory that killed JFK.
Anyway whoever believes that let me know, I have a bridge I want to sell you.