According to the “news” service’s own article on the topic:
TheÂ Secret ServiceÂ contacted The Associated Press on Wednesday and asked for copies of the leaked e-mails, which circulated widely on the Internet. The AP did not comply.
Here’s the story: FBI, SECRET SERVICE INVESTIGATE HACKING OF PALIN’S E-MAIL.
Whoever hacked into Palin’s account isn’t doing the Obama campaign any favors. Â I expect this will be a big story for the next day or so. Â Even if the AP is not responsible for this (which I doubt it is), it will still remind voters how far overboard the MSM has gone in going after the Republican vice presidential nominee.
(I expect I’ll have more to say on this tomorrow, but only chanced upon the story as I was about to hit the hay; I’m fading as I write this.)
UP-UPDATE: Â JammieWearingFool opines:
If you ever needed further evidence the Associated Press is in the tank for Democrats and is virulently anti-Republican,Â their refusal to comply with a Secret Service requestÂ says it all. Remarkably, they’ve morphed into anti-Sarah Palin bloggers by spinning the crime against Palin into some sort of Palin wrongdoing.
UP-UPDATE: James Taranto takes issue with the AP’s description of these e-mails as having been “leaked”:
These emails were not leaked, they were stolen. Here we have an actual invasion of an American citizen’s privacy, and what is the press’s attitude? If the AP is representative (and given its organizational structure, it should be), it is to regard “questions about the propriety” of the victim as more important than the invasion of privacy itself.