At Deval Patrick's 9:00 press conference on today's bombings, the first question, the very first question, contained the words: "Is this another false flag attack staged to take our civil liberties?"

I honestly wonder what his best-case scenario was for what Patrick might say. "Yep. You got us."

Strap in, media consumers. Things are only going to go downhill from today.

More coverage of the marathon bombing here.