A Seattle Fox News affiliate thought they had a real “David and Goliath” human interest story when they recounted Microsoft’s cruelty to an autistic boy. It seems the boy was so good at games — think Dustin Hoffman counting toothpicks in Rain Man — that Microsoft thought he was cheating. So they zeroed out his achievements. But the boy’s mother wouldn’t let this stand. Like Norma Rae organizing unions, she rallied against injustice. She called the news to complain and they obligingly ran her story.
Except it turns out he was cheating. He had sent his account information to someone who hacked it offline to enable recon armor in Halo. Oops. Pwnt.