Well I suppose if you want to be a ass about it, then there is a element of truth to that.
But mostly I was referring to the fact that NBC and other large media folks will be working against you to kill off free media and is diligently working with various governmental agencies to subtly change copyright rules to make it impossible to produce a news organization without massive financial backing and legal protections. I am sure that a significant number of people pored a large amount of time into "EverBlock" only to have the rug pulled out from underneath them. This is the sort of behavior you can expect from these types of organizations and it is only going to get worse as they are gradually marginalized.
So that is why I say 'do not trust anything they do, do not believe anything they say', because they are most certainly not on your side.