Originally Posted by SMC
False equivalence is the argument dejure of the 2010s.
Sereptitiously videotaping an opponent's signals and walkthroughs in order to get a specific in-game advantage is not the same as doing fuzzy accounting to pay players on the roster.
If you want to call them both cheating, then they are cheating in completely different things. One is cheating the economic system while the other is cheating in the game itself.
It's the difference between stealing money so you can play poker and using a hidden camera to see a player's cards during the poker game.
It's more like the difference between: (i) using a hidden camera to see a player's cards during a poker game while the game is broadcast simultaneously on small TV's around the poker table using a hole camera as part of the broadcast; and (ii) using a pro instead of an amateur at a pro-am poker equalizer.