Well, he works for Vivendi in PR - so he has the life expectancy of a snowball in Hell right now anyway. Bearing all that in mind, I'm not sure it would be that hard to get clearance for a post like this.
I don't know - maybe he just posted off the top of his head. Maybe he didn't clear it first. But these are hard mistakes to make for someone who works dedicatedly in PR. Even people with only a peripheral involvement (like myself) wouldn't post like that unless it was damn well cleared by higher-ups.
Who here didn't look at that post and KNOW that it would be picked up by higher circulation sites than the original destination? And really - are WE such a bunch of rocket scientists?