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    Re: CBS News reporter: My computer hacked too

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    And another reporter, who investigated Fast & Furious, steps forward to reveal her computer has also been hacked. She is conferring with her attorneys and will be revealing more in the next few days.
    Sharyl Attkisson, the Emmy-award winning CBS News investigative reporter, says that her personal and work computers have been compromised and are under investigation.

    "I can confirm that an intrusion of my computers has been under some investigation on my end for some months but I'm not prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity today as I've been patient and methodical about this matter," Attkisson told POLITICO on Tuesday. "I need to check with my attorney and CBS to get their recommendations on info we make public."

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    Attkisson told WPHT that irregular activity on her computer was first identified in Feb. 2011, when she was reporting on the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal and on the Obama administration's green energy spending, which she said "the administration was very sensitive about." Attkisson has also been a persistent investigator of the events surrounding last year's attack in Benghazi, and its aftermath.



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    Re: CBS News reporter: My computer hacked too

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I am not in denial about all of that. I'm fully aware that Big Brother is alive and well and that the Obama Administration has done nothing to change that.

    I just wanted to give you Fox Newsers a little bit of a reality check and inject some perspective here. Love the outrage over journalists being tapped when the owner of your preferred news service has been found guilty of doing just that. It's ****ing hilarious, actually.
    I'm fully in favor of the Government of Britain throwing the book at every single individual in Murdoch's empire found to be guilty of tapping into people's phones, from his kid, to the red haired lady, to Piers Morgan. But there is a distinct difference between someone abusing another, and government abusing it's citizens - for government is granted all the coercive power of the state, it's reach is global, and it can force you to support it in doing so. It's not ****ing hilarious that our government has started to abuse its' power. It's ****ing worrisome, especially given that politicians are politicians, and that the next GOP administration will be equally tempted to use the venues already laid out by the Obama administration for a little bit of payback. This is how states' descend into bannana-republics. It's not ****ing hilarious at all.

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    Re: CBS News reporter: My computer hacked too

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    One thing is for certain, politics is not a gentleman's game.
    Probably never was, but it's so "in-your-face" these days that it can't be ignored.


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    Re: CBS News reporter: My computer hacked too

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Probably never was, but it's so "in-your-face" these days that it can't be ignored.


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    When one enters politics, principals are thrown out the window. Along with the truth and a decency. It is win at any cost in anyway.
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    Re: CBS News reporter: My computer hacked too

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I'm fully in favor of the Government of Britain throwing the book at every single individual in Murdoch's empire found to be guilty of tapping into people's phones, from his kid, to the red haired lady, to Piers Morgan.
    You forgot to mention Murdoch himself. But yeah... all of 'em.

    But there is a distinct difference between someone abusing another, and government abusing it's citizens - for government is granted all the coercive power of the state, it's reach is global, and it can force you to support it in doing so. It's not ****ing hilarious that our government has started to abuse its' power.
    Has started??? Tell me Will, when do you think all of this citizenry tappin' started? You make it seem like it was yesterday.

    It's ****ing worrisome, especially given that politicians are politicians, and that the next GOP administration will be equally tempted to use the venues already laid out by the Obama administration for a little bit of payback. This is how states' descend into bannana-republics. It's not ****ing hilarious at all.
    The next GOP tempted? LOL Seriously, Will, where have you been???

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    Re: CBS News reporter: My computer hacked too

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I am not in denial about all of that. I'm fully aware that Big Brother is alive and well and that the Obama Administration has done nothing to change that.

    I just wanted to give you Fox Newsers a little bit of a reality check and inject some perspective here. Love the outrage over journalists being tapped when the owner of your preferred news service has been found guilty of doing just that. It's ****ing hilarious, actually.
    That is the problem with playing like you are stupid, sometimes you come off very convincingly. Now as to the Murdoch tapping scandal over in Britain, it of course has nothing to do with this issue. I would not be surprised to find that like me, cpwill found that story disgusting and has said so in several threads here at DP. Likewise I bet he supports the idea that all involved should be punished to the full extent of the law and then maybe a little extra. Since I tend to get my news from the BBC World channel and many online sources, not Fox News or any of the American cable news channels, I always laugh when you start another of your Fox harangues. Once again you have mistaken my calling out and making fun of the assorted nut jobs and whackos that run around displaying their Fox News Derangement Syndrome as making me, what was it? A Fox Newser? Really at the end of the day, all you did here was highlight that you are one of the Fox News Obsessives that feel the need to drag them into threads and stories they are not a part of. Which is not a "news" flash even though you prefer to call it reality checking.

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    Re: CBS News reporter: My computer hacked too

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    No, they have to be involved in it. You are responsible for everything that happens in your command. Not everything that happens. For example, Obama is not responsible for Syria gassing its' people. He would be responsible if we found out that CIA agents had sold him the chemical weapons to do so under his watch. Syria's actions are outside his command, the CIA's are inside his command.


    This is not a terribly complicated concept, and frankly, I know enough about you at this point to know that you are smart enough to grasp it. Don't play dumb - no one here will believe you.
    So, like, Iran Contra would be a perfect example of an Administration's failures. I think I get you know.
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    Re: CBS News reporter: My computer hacked too

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    So, like, Iran Contra would be a perfect example of an Administration's failures. I think I get you know.
    Also, since this is my thread I'm going to ask that you either engage on the subject or quit trying to derail it. But only once then I'll pass it to appropriate parties.
    Last edited by Gie; 05-21-13 at 11:01 PM.

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    Re: CBS News reporter: My computer hacked too

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    So, like, Iran Contra would be a perfect example of an Administration's failures. I think I get you know.
    Yes, it would. In that case, actions were performed by people under the command (if not in the explicit direction) of the President - Reagan owns Iran Contra.

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    Re: CBS News reporter: My computer hacked too

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    You forgot to mention Murdoch himself. But yeah... all of 'em.
    I don't pretend to be particularly well informed on the scandal. However, I would suspect that here we would see a similar dynamic to the Obama's-aids-knew-but-didn't-tell-him-about-the-IRS thing: one job of a subordinate is to maintain the boss's plausible deniability and/or keep him legally non-culpable.

    Has started??? Tell me Will, when do you think all of this citizenry tappin' started? You make it seem like it was yesterday.
    I draw a sharp distinction between tapping citizens phone lines (which the FBI has been doing for decades) in order to serve national and domestic security and the tapping of citizens phone (or computer) lines in order to serve political ends. The first is a proper use of government power, the second is an abuse of it.

    The next GOP tempted?
    Yes, they will be.

    LOL Seriously, Will, where have you been???
    A few places.

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