Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Left-Wing Group Hacks Sarah Palin Private E-Mail!

UPDATE, 10:10pm: Please see the my updated post on the Palin e-mail hacking case, "Unmasking the "Anonymous" Protest Group."


If the Democrats were looking to rekindle the public's outpouring for Sarah Palin's historic vice-presidential run - or to turn attention away from the turmoil on financial markets - they couldn't have found a better way than to hack into Palin's personal e-mail accounts AND distribute her confidential information online for the world to see.

It turns out that a left-wing subterranean protest group is claiming responsibility for the security breach, and Gawker, the liberal New York gossip blog, has already posted the Palin family's photographs and e-mail addresses online.

Michelle Malkin offers a concise analysis of this new depth of political sleaze:

Hacking e-mail is a federal crime....

The law will catch up to the hackers, but what about the lowlifes who are now gleefully splashing the alleged contents of Palin’s private e-mail account all over the Internet?

The Gawker smear machine — see
here for all the background you need — has posted private family photos of Palin’s children that were apparently stolen from the e-mail account.

They have used Bristol Palin’s illegally obtained private cell phone number from her mom’s private account, recorded her voicemail message, and posted it on their website.

They have reprinted her husband Todd’s private e-mail address and son Track’s private e-mail address.

You think this is just a harmless prank? Those of you who have had to deal with break-ins and identity theft know exactly what a burdensome process it is to recover from crimes like this.

Gawker knowingly and deliberately published illegally obtained photos of the Palin children.

Where are the privacy absolutists now?

You think Palin Derangement Syndrome is bad now? These by-any-means-necessary lunatics are just warming up.

As readers will recall, I've already noted numerous moral outrages perpetrated by Palin's enemies - for example, "I Miss My Mommy" and Trig Palin's auction listing on eBay.

So yes, these folks are just getting started.

Caleb Howe says the hackers are "Obama Supporters 101":

The number of lines willing to be crossed in the Palin witch-hunt the last few weeks continues to grow. From spreading rumors about her children to questioning her as a mother ... hacking her private email account and posting her private family photos online fits in perfectly. I have no doubt we'll soon hear a defense of the importance of this illegal activity to the political process...
Yep, the leftists are already blaming Palin for conducting state business on personal web-based e-mail, and suggesting the case is a GOP ruse for Palin to dodge the Alaska state-troooper investigation.

In other words, it's more GOP incompetence and lies.

The radical left will sink this election for Obama, without a doubt.


Anonymous said...

Omg internet!!!!