Thursday, September 4, 2008

Newt Gingrich Rails Reporter Over Palin Comment

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David Johnston said...

David Kernell, the 20-year-old son of Democratic Representative Mike Kernell of Tennessee, got busted. According to CNN “Democratic lawmaker's son indicted in Palin hacking”, David reset the password and gained access to GOP vice presidential candidate Palin's personal e-mail account. Supposedly, David read the content, took a screenshot of Palin's directory, and also attained other private data. Some of the personal information that may have been accessed from Palin's address book includes e-mail addresses, family photos, family cell phone numbers, family birthdates and more. However, despite turning himself in, David Kernell pleaded not guilty. David pled not guilty even though he had allegedly hacked Palin's account and posted the content onto a public web site. David also posted the new password he created for Palin's account onto the public site, which would allow others easy access to Palin's e-mails as well. Consequently, David Kernell could face up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release. At the maximum of $1,500 per loan, David’s bail would require approximately 167 individual payday loans.