…and of course, they blame her.
What are the media thugs going to do next, mug her and blame her for walking down the wrong alley? Where are the police when we need them?
Just another reason why this newsreport from the Onion is so true.
UPDATE: Gawker describes their incompetent hacking efforts while also blaming Palin:
Did the internet just cause Sarah Palin to destroy evidence? The potential Veep is in a bit of trouble for conducting state business using her personal, unarchived email address (email@example.com) instead of her official account (which is, of course, subject to laws requiring the retention of government records). Emails from that Yahoo account are already being sought in connection with the Troopergate investigation. Now comes word that Anonymous, the fun-loving Internet trouble-makers based loosely around the message board 4Chan, gained access to another Palin email account: firstname.lastname@example.org. It looks legit! The offending posts, screenshots, heretofore unseen family photos, and emails have all been deleted from Imageshack and 4Chan. But we have them. You want to read Sarah Palin’s email?
Ok, sad thing first: a good Samaritan reset the password and tried to alert Sarah. But he also posted the new password, causing multiple people to try to log in at once, freezing the account for 24 hours. And now, the account has been deleted!
I may as well come out of the closet and admit that I’m a still-on-the-fence voter who thought that it was time to have a Democrat in the White House. I don’t agree with the Dems on foreign policy, but foreign policy doesn’t change when the President changes, it’s just marketed in a different way. Foreign policy is run by the malign unelected gargoyles of the state department, and elections can’t change that. I agree with Dems on most domestic issues.
I don’t object to what the press did because they’re picking on Palin, I object to what they did because I think that people who hack into other people’s email are criminal scum.
This is just one of many illustrations of how the press has turned into a fairly powerful thugocracy. They crow about the fact that they’re above the law. They aren’t guardians of our freedom, they’re not the voice of the people. They haven’t been for years.
If you woke up one morning to find 10 newsvans parked in front of your house and a swarm of reporters banging on your front door, would you feel:
1) apprehension and dread, as if you were about to be attacked by a many-tentacled monster
2) overjoyed that the unbiased guardians of freedom were blessing you with their attention
Most people would probably choose 1). According to a Gallup poll, most people think the media is less trustworthy than used car salesman.
I wonder what the results would have been if hackers and purse snatchers were included on the list of professions.