And obviously some employees knew something. I don't know if you work in an office but you know what's going on before "official word" come through.
Hell, I even know about marital problems and other personal shit (that I don't ever EVER want to know... some things require brain bleaching.
The interwebz is upset because Rich scored a valid scoop. If Heidi/CBR and Newsarama had the info but opted to not share it, then they suck even more than Rich because the news should come before the oh-please-hire-me-next horseshit.
We all know Rich has little (okay, NO) motivation beyond self-service, but running the story did help the employees get official confirmation of the inevitable bad news sooner.