"You can't handle the truth"
Doesn't change the fact that they shat themselves and released a patch "early" (if you can call it that after waiting a month already - It's like waiting for Patch Tuesday) because of what the German government started and the press picked up on.
Does it, Dance for me, monkey boy? Or may I just call you "Dance"?
The fact is, every time something like this happens, it's another mark on their track record. Long term, you can sense where it's headed. Netscape were once the darlings of the browser world, now they're just hated for NS4. Microsoft wowed people with IE5 and all the amazing things it revolutionised web browsing with (dynamic rendering, innerHTML, XMLHttpRequest, XML/XSLT,, providing a platform for web-based applications, etc), now they're hated for the IE6 legacy. Trust me... Firefox is already behind all but IE in terms of standards support, and even then only slightly ahead of IE8/9 for all the things that matter. It's certainly well behind all other browsers when it comes to security. It really isn't going to be long before Firefox becomes the new bad browser everyone hates.
Cue the point-and-grunt -moz-downvoters...