Posted: 31 Dec 2008 09:39 AM PST
Interesting piece at Power Line about suffering Denial-of-Service attacks after they put up a series of videos from the Israeli Defense Forces.
Talk about disproportionate response. Just an hour or so after Power Line posted a series of videos from the Israeli Defense Forces--videos that, as Scott discovered, YouTube had pulled--we experienced a Denial-of-Service attack from a cabal of a half-dozen servers in the U.S. The attack sought to make Power Line and the videos we are hosting inaccessible by overloading our server. Our data center promptly registered the attack, and then defeated it by placing Power Line behind an advanced computer called a Cisco Guard. This device recognize malicious Internet traffic and defeats it.
They have a nifty graph showing the attacks as well.
Posted: 31 Dec 2008 07:12 AM PST
Many will remember the name Vicki Iseman from when the New York Times wrote a piece about John McCain implying he had an inappropriate relationship with a lobbyist, Iseman, then proceeded to write a story which showed no inappropriate relationship whatever.
Caused a stir with the right and many on the left criticizing the NYT for their lack of journalistic integrity and their yellow journalism practices.
Now news reports are out that Iseman is suing the NYT for $27 million over that piece.
The suit, filed in the Federal District Court in Richmond, Va., said that a front-page article on Feb. 21 "falsely communicated" that the lobbyist, Vicki L. Iseman, and Mr. McCain "had an illicit 'romantic' and unethical relationship in breach of the public trust in 1999." At that time, Ms. Iseman was representing clients before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, then headed by Mr. McCain.
The defendants named are Bill Keller, the paper's executive editor; Dean Baquet, its Washington bureau chief; Jim Rutenberg, Stephen Labaton and David D. Kirkpatrick, all Times reporters; and Marilyn W. Thompson, then a reporter for the paper.
You can read the 44 page complaint, filed December 30, 2008, here.
As Hot Air points out, the complaint alleges "malice" reckless disregard of the truth and falsity of material.
Strong allegations and hopefully the Times will be held accountable for their actions.
Posted: 30 Dec 2008 06:38 PM PST
Rod Blagojevich appointed Attorney General Roland Burris to the Illinois senate seat and Barack Obama issued a statement disagreeing, not with Blagojevich's choice, but with the fact that he made the appointment itself.
Obama issued the following statement in which he disagreed with the appointment:
Read the rest here.
Blagojevich should have known that no matter how decent a man or politician Burris is, the appointment is tainted...bad move on Blgo's part.
The Senate leadership has also called Blago's appointment, unacceptable.
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