According to the NY Times, the author had someone play the game for a couple of hours while she watched, thus enabling her to make a a more ‘down to earth judgement’:
“I recognize that I misspoke,” she said. “I really regret saying that, and now that I’ve seen the game and seen the sex scenes it’s kind of a joke.
“Before the show I had asked somebody about what they had heard, and they had said it’s like pornography,” she added. “But it’s not like pornography. I’ve seen episodes of ‘Lost’ that are more sexually explicit.”
If anything, this story goes to show how much can one trust a TV station. If your guest is a ‘pro’ who hasn’t even bothered to do some basic research on the show’s topic, no wonder you attract less and less people. They’re not leaving, it’s you pushing them out the door.