I think it would be nice if fans could gather around a fan-driven site, where they'd be able to post more rumour-like news and unofficial type-stuff - the things that just can't be done on the official website.
I'm sorry, Mr. Powazek, but either that comment is so hilariously dumb, confirming many of my otherwise deeply unfounded prejudices about US-centric Americans, that it's almost insane, or I missed the joke.
In any other country, there'd be tanks rolling on Washington by now. But not in America. Here we just send lawyers.
I hope the last explanation is the correct one.