Don't ya just love a good conspiracy?
The shadowy hacktivist group Anonymous has once again gone viral on the Internet for first accusing GOP strategist Karl Rove of planning to use his ORCA election tracking system to hack the vote in Ohio, and then claiming they prevented him from doing so by erecting a firewall to block vote laundering through affiliated servers. Most of the mainstream media have ignored these stories entirely, and even the netroots and blogosphere have understandably reacted with skepticism. After all, Anonymous has no evidence, and even the reason given for this lack of proof — collecting the data would have required letting Rove steal Ohio — comes across as a little too pat. As comedian Dana Carvey’s Church Lady character would say, “how conVEEENient.”