I got home late last evening, and just barely caught the end of the "Staged Teleconference story" on whichever news program I had on. It sounded intriguing, to say the least.
This morning I read this article from the AP, which appears to be the first source of the story.
All I can get from the article is that each participant knew in advance which subject they would answer questions on. It sounded reasonable to me.
For a more in-depth analysis of the story, Big Lizard has this.
See here for an account from a soldiers wife. No, not one of the soldiers involved in the above account, but even more relevant.