Disclaimer: I am not anti-Edelman, anti-big agency or anti-gravity for that matter. This post is to show how fast issues spread online, particularly when left unchecked.
UPDATE: Edelman is silent no longer. But not until a slew of bloggers and media speculated, assumed and asserted their take on the issue. And now I suspect they'll do the same with Edelman's response too.
FINAL UPDATE: As Technorati serves up stats using a rolling search vs a fixed point in time, I did a screen grab for posterity. Moving on.