RM quotes no tabloid. He explains how she told him it was crap. You yourself say that you don't doubt it, but you doubt that she called it stupid and a turkey. So if BS called the writing crap and you believe she did that, then what do you mean "Many people seem unbothered about whether Ms Stanwyck actually said what she said, just happy to endlessly repeat her alleged comments about The Colbys like gospel truth." Is calling the writing crap high compliment? The writing was the biggest problem with the show, followed by the acting of some. In many threads it has been discussed that directing was better on THE COLBYS than DYNASTY at the time. He talks about his scenes being crap and repetitive and without imagination at the same time BS was on the show--on the first season.