UPDATE: The attached information is from Chicago author and Obama opponent Andy Martin, who wrote: "Obama: The Man Behind the Mask,a book eminently worth reading. He talks about the cyberwar against bloggers and other onliners opposed to Barack H. Obama. He says --
and I believe he's correct -- that the cyber attack, which has even led to Gov. Sarah Palin's e-mail account being hacked and personal e-mails stolen, originates right from the top -- from Obama and his campaign guru David Axelraod. His point is that desperate people do despicable things. If your computer is attacked by these people, please inform both your ISP and law enforcement that your personal property is under assault. As the saying goes, "We're mad . . . and we're not going to take it anymore."
Please let other online friends know what's taking place.
Why am I not surprised that the consummate operative and spawn of America's most corrupt political machine would orchestrate scurrilous attacks on McCain and Palin. You think America will ever get wind of this? You think the media will be on this like flies to ..............? Me neither
Rusty has it on My Pet Jawa:
............the internet are being orchestrated by political partisans and are not an organic grassroots phenomenon led by the left wing fringe. Our findings follow.
Our research suggests that a subdivision of one of the largest public relations firms in the world most likely started and promulgated rumors about Sarah Palin that were known to be false. These rumors were spread in a surreptitious manner to avoid exposure.
It is also likely that the PR firm was paid by outside sources to run the smear campaign. While not conclusive, evidence suggests a link to the Barack Obama campaign. Namely:
- Evidence suggests that a YouTube video with false claims about Palin was uploaded and promoted by members of a professional PR firm.
- The family that runs the PR firm has extensive ties to the Democratic Party, the netroots, and are staunch Obama supporters.
- Evidence suggests that the firm engaged in a concerted effort to distribute the video in such a way that it would appear to have gone viral on its own. Yet this effort took place on company time.
- Evidence suggests that these distribution efforts included actions by at least one employee of the firm who is unconnected with the family running the company.
- The voice-over artist used in this supposedly amateur video is a professional.
- This same voice-over artist has worked extensively with David Axelrod's firm, which has a history of engaging in phony grassroots efforts, otherwise known as "astroturfing."
- David Axelrod is Barack Obama's chief media strategist.
- The same voice-over artist has worked directly for the Barack Obama campaign.