Thursday, September 18, 2008

Obama’s AP won’t cooperate with Secret Service on Palin Hack

The AP reports today - - -

Hackers broke into the Yahoo! e-mail account that Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin used for official business as Alaska's governor, revealing as evidence a few inconsequential personal messages she has received since John McCain selected her as his running mate.

"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.

The Secret Service contacted The Associated Press on Wednesday and asked for copies of the leaked e-mails, which circulated widely on the Internet. The AP did not comply.

The disclosure Wednesday raises new questions about the propriety of the Palin administration's use of nongovernment e-mail accounts to conduct state business. The practice was revealed months ago - prior to Palin's selection as a vice presidential candidate - after political critics obtained internal e-mails documenting the practice by some aides.

The rest of the article’s here.

Who’s surprised the AP, a leader of MSM’s Obama Tank Corps, is refusing to cooperate with the Secret Service?

And who’s surprised the AP’s trying to make it seem Palin is the one who somehow did something wrong.

The slimes and smears never stop and the hacks go on, all gleefully reported by the AP.

Hat tip: Drudge


Anonymous said...


Just this once, this one time only, I wish George Bush would find the courage to fight for his people. A fine young woman is being crucified because of her political beliefs. He's not afraid to fight for the Iraqi people. What about the conservative citizens of this country?

Bring every ounce of federal power to identify and prosecute these low lifes. If he doesn't, may he rot in hell.


Anonymous said...

Ken: Don't hold your breath waiting for the Bush administration to push this issue. Look at how utterly cowardly the Bush Attorney General responded to the Lacrosse frame-up and the resulting violation of constitutional rights. Even Liddy Dole, North Carolina's RINO U.S. Senator, said nothing--hell, she didn't even know two months after the fact that the NC AG had declared the players innocent The GOP's idea of a firing squad apparently is a circle.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

Ken: The trashing of Sarah Palin by the liberal press knows absolutely no shame. Fox News is reporting that Canadian columnist Heather Mallick has called Palin supporters "white trash", has compared Palin herself to a "porn actress" and has called Bristol's boyfriend "a f--king redneck" and "ratboy". Also claimed the Alaska is full of nothing but "drunks and crazy people". Additionally, a Denver professor, Andrew Hallam assigned his class to write an essay to "undermine" the Republican portrail of Mrs. Palin. I have never seen such a hysterical attack -- EVER. This stuff is a new low, even for the press. No candidate deserves this kind of personal attack. Somehow, I have a feeling that the longer it continues, and the more viscious it gets, it is most likely to backfire. Hawkeye, loved your firing squad description! Steve in New Mexico

Anonymous said...

Oh for crying out loud, John. This has nothing to do with Obama-it has to do with protecting the media's own power. They take an expansive view of the First Amendment press protections because, well, they're the press!

Now whether this reading of the Constitution is too broad or not, that is a different discussion, but this is not the AP protecting Obama. This is the AP protecting their source and their own power.

It's no more partisan than the refusal of journalists to name Scooter Libby and David Addington in the Plame investigation.

JWM said...

To Ken,

The Feds seem to be seriously pursuing this.

I think from the day he took office President Bush and the Bush WH have done too little to push back against the Dems and their media allies.

Examples: The political fraud that was the 9/11 Commission hearings and the misrepresentation of his State of the Union remark about Niger and Iraq.

To TH,

You're right.

To Steve in N.M.,

I agree with everything you say except perhaps that the trashing of Palin is a "new low" for MSM.

MSM treatments of Judge Bork at the time of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, of Sen. Goldwater in '64 and recently of the Duke lacrosse team were at least as low as their treatment of Palin.

To Dartmouth 05,

Most MSM news orgs were very eager to find and disclose the source(s) of journalist Bob Novak's "outing" of Valerie Plame.

In fact, the NYT not only wanted the source(s) ID'ed, but punished with jail time, didn't it?

But on the question of who broke into Palin’s email account and published what was found there, things are different.

Thank you all for commenting.