Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hackers illegally break into Palin account, media act as enablers to crime

The press has jumped on and released illegally obtained emails to Palin in Palin's email account. The story should be the outrage of such an act, but the press is more concerned with sharing the illegally obtained personal information. As usual the Obamedia is very biased so I want to give the non-Obamedia story:

Media act as enablers to illegal hacking of Palin account

WASHINGTON (FT) - Hackers broke into the Yahoo! e-mail account of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, revealing personal messages to the Governor to the media. Requests by the Secret Service to media outlets to reveal the sources of this illegally obtained material have been rebuffed, even though such refusal constitutes obstruction of justice.

The disclosure Wednesday raises new questions about the propriety of the news media in allowing hackers who break the law to drive the media coverage of the candidates. The practice is not new, but a new low was reached in these revelations, as the media wasted no time in releasing material that was not only illegally obtained but also personal.

"This is a shocking invasion of the governor's privacy and a violation of law. The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession of these e-mails will destroy them," the McCain campaign said in a statement.

At least one of the revealed emails highlighted the unfair press Palin is getting: McCorkell was appointed by Palin to an advisory board on issues involving alcohol and drug abuse. One of the leaked e-mails suggested McCorkell wrote to Palin on Sunday to say she was praying for Palin. "Don't let the negative press get you down!" the message said.

Update: Democrat lawmaker's son in hacker probe:

2008 NASHVILLE – The son of state Rep. Mike Kernell has been contacted by authorities in connection with a probe into the hacking of personal e-mail of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Kernell told The Tennessean. Kernell, a Memphis Democrat, said his 20-year-old son David had been contacted by authorities investigating the hacking of Palin’s personal e-mail account, the newspaper reported on its Web site this afternoon.

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