What amuses me about these kinds of stories is the size of the conspiracy of [in this case] journalists that’d be needed to pull it off. I have some journalist friends. Most can’t lie their way out of a double-booked date, let alone plot the downfall of democracy. And they’re certainly not obedient enough to obey the commands of their Borg overlords for any length of time. Not are they competent enough to pull off anything of any complexity by working together, Gaia forbid. At least one of them would be itching to expose what the others were up to. None of that is meant to be insulting [it’s why I love ’em all] but you may as well be herding cats.