No, I see it exactly like you, that's one of the reasons for my deleting my account. And with all that happened in the past two weeks, it cannot be blown out of proportions, it's already approaching critical mass by itself, without any help.
Edit: I skimmed the AMA as well, and it's all damage control and evading the hard questions. hmmm.
Here's to principles, I suppose. If only we weren't the sacrificing minority with no guarantee of making a difference.