At least one of the attacks in the latest wave of blog shutdowns this past week came from IPs assigned to barackobama.com.
We have reported twice in the last two weeks about the attacks on anti-Obama websites. [“Google, Blogger, Obama: Obamanation Shut Down My Blog!”]] & [BabbaZee’s “Anti-Obama Blogs Shut Down by Google, Obamabots“]
Speculation on who was behind the attacks has ranged from “Obama supporters” to “it’s no one, just a glitch” “to “it’s a browser problem”. [Site Meter causing Internet Explorer failure ]. This latter is a completely different issue from the blogs that got shut down by Google/Blogger.
A few liberal blogs and Instapundit have reported there is no connection between this latest wave of blog shutdowns and the Obama camp.
Speculation can now be set aside–at least, in one instance.
We came across this post by MacRanger at MacsMind [Macsmind Hacking UPDATE] yesterday, where Mac presents “one fact that can’t be explained away”.
Politics can be very nasty. Right and Left wing bloggers are doing everything they can to demonize the “other side”. Creating a spam shutdown, of a political blog, will always pount the accusing finger at their opponent. Right now, Barack-Omaniacs may be behind this spam invasion, but, then again, maybe this is another manufactured insult. Reverse attacks are a great strategy. The surface image is designed to paint an evil face on Obama-maniacs. For those who are too lazy to peek beneath the surface, this is a no-brainer … Barack is evil. McCain, has morphed into an angel. OH! PULEEEZE!
GIVE THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES A REST, PLEASE: I mentioned earlier that the Insta-Wife has been locked out of her blog by Blogger. That’s happened to a lot of other people, and it’s given rise to various theories that it’s an anti-left, anti-right, even anti-catholic blog campaign. I think, though, that it’s just a Google glitch, and that people think that blogs like theirs are disproportionately affected because those are the blogs they read. Anyway, I’d advise not getting carried away.