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You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me?!?


So, let me get this straight.  We’ve gone from blaming the Lamont campaign, to blaming unnamed nefarious hackers…to the Lieberman campaign spammed its website into oblivion?!?

A hacked module — a form, Hubbell theorized — was generating thousands of emails to addresses. Even after removing various functions from the site, the problems persisted, Hubbell told me. "There were multiple spam attacks," he recalled. "It seemed like it was internally spamming itself, and there was also potentially an outside source that was hitting it."

"There’s. . . some investigation going on to as to seeing where the [outside] spamming came from," Hubbell said. "That’s offsite, more on where the Lieberman committee is at."

Do you mean that the Lieberman campaign is investigating the spamming itself? "Yes," Hubbell replied.

The FBI is wasting precious manhours because Joe Lieberman’s servers were spamming themselves?!? I would be laughing my ass off if I didn’t know how valuable that investigative time is for the white collar crime computer reconstruction folks — I’ve worked with them on child pornography cases and other criminal matters. Spending their time investigating computer incompetence? Not amusing.

And what about all of the media patsies who jumped on this Lieberman-campaign fax and interview blitz — hyping it all over the place on election day yesterday — while people were voting and/or heading out to the polls?  Blaming the Lamont campaign for…some Lieberman staffer’s own computer screw-up?!?

Time for a blogger ethics panel…

(H/T to The Muck and to *ilson for the heads up on this.  And here’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail’s Black Knight scene.  No, I’m not trying to allude to anything…why do you ask?)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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