That was the best word I could think of to describe how I feel about the hacking of Sarah Palin's PRIVATE email account. It may actually be a political positive, as they don't seem to have found anything of any interest, but I'm still really, really mad. Actually, that's nowhere near an accurate description of my current mood, but I don't believe in the type of gratuitous profanity that would be needed to properly convey my feelings.
I'm going to keep my remarks brief in the interest of preventing my head from exploding, but there are three entities I want to single out for criticism:
1. The Hackers: I realize that these people have activist pretensions, but lets call them what they are - delinquent punks. Apparently the think themselves so committed to their cause that they have the right to disrespect the privacy of American citizens at will. Of course, no such right exists, and I sincerely hope that these lowlifes are tracked down and prosecuted.
2. The Liberal Media: In this case, I do not mean, the "mainstream media" but openly liberal publications. The response from Mother Jones made my blood boil. Not only did they fail to criticize the only actual criminals involved (the hackers); nor did they stop at declaring Gov. Palin a criminal herself; they aided the hackers by highlighting email addresses obtained from the Governor's contact list, including that of her 17-year old daughter Bristol. That is not right bay ANY journalistic standard.
3. The Associated Press: Earth to AP - when the Secret Service asks to see the emails, you give them what they want. Apparently, they didn't even ask that the info not be printed...they just wanted to see the emails! I can't think of a more arrogant act in journalistic history than openly thumbing your nose at the US Secret Service.
I may or may not post more on this later. Right now, I'm going to go run my head under some cold water in an attempt to cool off (I doubt that I will succeed).