Stone, she was addressing a rumor on this thread claiming Kodak had stopped making film, and would use out the last master rolls over the next several years. That's a pretty damn serious rumor to just ignore. She was within her rights to address that, even on a thread from Ilford. She posted to clarify, not to push Kodak. It was entirely appropriate.
On threads about Kodak, Simon has commented when appropriate, and as a member, he certainly has the right to join the discussion anyway.
As for the recent announcement, I don't know how you missed this:
Just because you didn't see it doesn't mean it didn't happen.