Unable to accept the fact that, I Lost On Jeopardy, Thurston Howell III...err Thomas Hurley III is proclaiming he was cheated because he misspelled the correct answer in Final Jeopardy.
Instead of Emancipation Proclamation, Hurley wrote Emanciptation Proclamation and is whining it's unfair because, It was just a spelling error.
The interesting part is Hurley wouldn't have won anyway, as another contestant had $36,000 going into the final round and he answered correctly (including spelling) for a total of $66,000.
So, Hurley ended up where he would have ended up, with $2,000 for second place.
Why is this receiving press?
Even more pathetic are the people defending Hurley.
He's 12, give the kid a break!
Because they don't teach spelling in school?
Hurley's mother said, her son was "a little stunned" by the loss. "He felt embarrassed. It was hard to watch."
He should be embarrassed about the misspelling and about making this an issue and the scientific community is united in that fact.
The parents had the opportunity for a teaching moment to help the young boy grow, but have apparently passed as Hurley III says -- I don't know why it would have counted as the wrong answer.
Because there is no word EMANCIPTATION!