The problem I have with this is that I heard all that before, when FFG stop repriting 2nd edition of Runebound, or 1st of Descent people where claiming that Terrinoth is dead. It's just such a silly, dramatic statement. Nothing is dead, they own the rights to the world and will use it when it seems right to them. That's not being dead and resurrected, that just a normal business practice.
Journeys in Middle-Earth has nothing to do with Descent, it's a successor to Mantions of Madness. Using the same word... really doesn't matter or maybe even shows that they feel association with Descent is good for a product. Descent is still popular and will get a 3rd edition. When? I don't know. Runebound had 10 years between editions.
To sum up - sure, they are release more things for other properties. But it is not due to their vile conspiracy but because these properties sell better. But that doesn't mean anything is "dead", that will happen if they do not release anything in the universe for a couple of years. And we are far from that,
I love these type of statements... this is based on what? The fact the Descent got a new small expansion recently, that is not even yet in wider distribution? Also - I am willing to bet that something Terrinoth related will be announced this week.