I don't have much to add to this: Attack on Perl or Perl's need better PR (again)

What I do have is a question. Is the sudden sprouting of these (several, on more or less the same day) articles:

  1. misinformed meme that got promulgated along various blurburgitators, or
  2. a coordinated smear campaign (who? follow the, 'street cred')

Either option is interesting to me.


Update:: The point is 'who stands to benefit'. I don't have the answer, but patterns like this stand out. Why?

Update 2: No, I don't think the dates correspond to some sort of 'Perl Harbor'. Maybe a Perl Harbinger.