Wired News: Who Is the Sniper? Blogs Tell All
The D.C. sniper’s a lonely teenager. No wait, he’s an al-Qaida operative. Check that, he’s an Iraqi agent trying to draw Washington-area law enforcement away from the District. A psycho, pissed off over the price of gas. A deranged truck driver. A racist nut. A calculating, terrorist “market researcher,” seeing how this brand of attack works in the Capitol before exporting it to other American cities.
Conspiracy theories have long been an Internet staple. But a dearth of evidence about the sniper—and the phenomenal explosion of blogs—have brought online speculation to a screeching crescendo.