"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Who Hacked CBS Reporter Sharyl Atkisson's Computer?

We may never know.   But, as they say in the intelligence community, we can "connect the dots" to make a conjecture.

  • Atkisson, a CBS News investigative reporter, was investigating the Benghazi terror attack and its aftermath in the fall of 2012.
  • We now know that the Obama administration was going to great lengths that fall to obfuscate what happened in Benghazi, including the infamous "talking points" pointing to a nondescript anti-Islam Youtube video as the cause of spontaneous riots.
  • Atkisson, a real reporter (as opposed to an unpaid flack for the Democratic Party the way most mainstream journalists are), had done serious reporting on Fast and Furious before this, putting her on the White House's (figurative or, knowing what we know now, literal) enemies list.
  • Although it's unlikely that Mitt Romney would have won the election regardless of what happened in Benghazi (too many low information voters out there who like their abortions and Obamaphones), that was still in the future, and the Obama campaign was locked in a very tight race.
Hmmmm.... who would have had the motive to hack Atkisson's home computer?   Who would have had the technical means?   Who would have had the money to hire people willing to do it?   Who would have felt that enough was at stake to attempt something like this?   And, of course, who would have known that, whatever happened, they could (unlike, say, the Nixon White House) count on a compliant media to downplay any resulting scandal?

Here's a link to Hot Air for more on this story.  

I'm just sayin'.

In 2011, CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson broke the story that Eric Holder knew about the gun sting [Fast and Furious] long before he said he did.
In 2012, Attkisson investigated the Benghazi massacre.
In May, Sharyl Attkisson announced that her computers were compromised by the Obama administration.
Last Friday CBS News confirmed that Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was hacked by “an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions.” Her home computers would turn on in the middle of the night by themselves.

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