Read back a bit. Although the text of the article talked about an overlay, the headline mentioned Replacement. There is a significant difference between the two.
And as to why? Someone suggested maybe he’d used up all the goodwill with his earlier nonsense claims. That explanation seems plausible IMO.
What blogger was it that talked about the rumor? Never mind, I just read it. I'll have to check around a bit on this... I still think there's more to the story here than what I'm seeing. It's atypical for Disney to refer to a blogger specifically as being "unscrupulous", especially when the rumor is based on partially accurate blue sky leaks.