Does CNET have an in at Google?

Post by John Battelle on the internal Google memo reportedly discussing support for RSS:
“It is noteworthy is that an internal email on any subject made its way into the hands of a reporter during the quiet period. (snip)
…So that means something else – that someone at Google is going around company policy to give this to CNET, or, that CNET has an in that Google can’t stop. For a company that is notoriously good at keeping its cards close to the vest, it’s something of a new development.”