Two publications deny EA reviewer screening

After being named in a Norwegian newspaper report about attempts by EA to screen reviewers for Battlefield 3, two games publications have denied any publisher influence.
The original article from NRK included Gamereactor and in a list of publications that had received an EA reviewer checklist (pictured below) featuring questions like “What’s his present view on [Battlefield 3]?”
EA Norway’s marketing manager issued an apology, stating that the checklist “should not have been sent out” (and confirming that it was, indeed, sent to certain publications).
However, has issued a statement which claims that an early review copy of Battlefield 3 has already been secured from EA and that “we did not need to answer any leading questions from EA to obtain i
We would like to have our name removed from the article, we have received a preview code and have not had any problems with EA”.