Now, listen carefully. There is no way that SyCo acts would be distributed by Sony unless a good chunk of Sony were owned by Simon Cowell. Buy either record, and make Cowell richer. But then, buy any record and probably make Cowell richer.
As a comment on an earlier post put it, this has been a classic case of astroturfing, the corporate faking of grassroots. And remember, Cowell is taking over politics next.