I haven't worked for Google in three years and it really doesn't matter to me if they get good or bad publicity. I was just trying to provide actionable advice for people who have lost their traffic and want to get it back. Someone who feels their site was unfairly impacted might be justified in spending their time being public about that, but as we all have finite resources, I figure that time is better spent taking steps that will actually restore rankings.
It's the approach I tend to take with most things (not just those related to search engines). I can be right or I can accomplish my goals. I'd rather take the latter.