Kinect 2 and the NSA, bad timing?

With everyone in an uproar and paranoid Microsoft "spying" on people with the Xbox One, does anyone else here think the issue wouldn't have been as overblown had the whole NSA ordeal not blown up right around the time of the reveal?

It almost seems like the fact that the XBO was getting so much attention allowed for Microsoft to end up the easy scapegoat and get painted as the "villain" in the whole situation.