So I've finally had the chance to listen to Smith's interview, and it really sounds pretty credible.
As has been noted before, Smith isn't exactly good at hiding his feelings or keeping his opinions to himself. I seriously doubt he's lying.
His defense is passionate, believable, and sounds full of conviction. Way more believable sounding than "an unnamed source".
Also reread Gregg Rosenthal's piece. Sounds pretty clear that he's trying to balance Florio, which likely means he thinks Florio is off-base.
Yeah, I listened to the entire interview and Smith was pretty adamant about the "I didn't say it" part. Florio made it up, just as I expected from the first article about this (also, I must note that I never actually went to their website to read anything either - I read it from second-hand sources - unnamed so don't ask).
Also, I'd post the link to the mp3 file directly but I'm not sure if that would be appreciated by the mods. I tried downloading it from their website but it keeps trying to stream via WMP, so I grabbed the URL by unnamed methods (again, I can't reveal this information). If anyone wants the file for their "Omg that poo was hilarious" archives then let me know.
Edited by Dock, 08 May 2010 - 01:55 AM.