Monday, February 21, 2005

That Liberal Media

So, I'm watching the local WB's 10pm newscast. Things I learn about the latest Choicepoint identity theft scandal (paraphrasing, of course):

"Some crooks stole people's personal and credit information."

Well, yes, but they were crooks who happened to successfully pose as legitimate clients of Choicepoint.

"Originally, only people in a very small number of states were thought to have been affected."

No, originally, Choicepoint thought they could get away with only notifying California residents of what happened, as Cali happens to have specific consumer protection laws which mandate it. "Eff the rest!" was the original plan.