Seriously. The only other place I've ever heard of this "minder" thing going on is NORTH KOREA. So, if "unknowable, oppressive regime" is what Warners is trying to evoke, then Mission Accomplished.
They probably don't want another smarmy-assed comment like the one from JMS, which pulled back the curtain a bit on the cynical opportunism of DC and their people involved.
I am assuming the Pam who knows better than comics veteran Len Wein about the business and also what he can or can't say about it is one Pam Mullin, publicity manager at DC. She used to promote a lot of independent comics creators before she got the job interrupting people during interviews and enforcing "embargoes" on information.