The Firestarter even is only on December 2nd. That is more than a month's worth of misinformation that is going to be regurgitated on the web. I think in this case it would make sense for MS to have an official response sooner rather than later.
There is an incredible amount of people out there that just love to take any kind of MS-related misinformation (or lack of information), and blow it out of proportion. Unfortunately MS seems to have this habit of not addressing these kinds of PR issues properly.