The above headline is probably accurate to a large extent, although I’m sure it doesn’t fully explain why Walt Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross has been whacked. Deadline‘s Nikki Finke has declared that Ross “was fired — make no mistake about it.” Ross inherited John Carter, but he presided over the marketing and whatnot, and somebody, apparently, had to take the fall for the $200 million loss incurred by the Ishtar of fantasy space epics. (The headline is a nod to a famous Variety headline that ran when Frank Price lost his job at Universal following the titanic failure of Howard The Duck — i.e., “Duck Cooks Price’s Goose.”)