I smell bullshit. Look at this sentence from the preview:
"The radio-station idea may have been pioneered by other open-world games"
That sounds a lot like a PR department wrote that. What game review website would be afraid to say GTA? Only a PR department would not want to use a brand name for fear of copyright infringement or negative brand association.
Who writes for Gamespot now? The game's PR department sends them prepared material directly?