Saturday, October 15, 2011

Infiltrating the Movement

Setup, Gawker.
The Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on for a month. And it seems the FBI and NYPD have had help tracking protesters' moves thanks to a conservative computer security expert who gained access to one of the group's internal mailing lists, and then handed over information on the group's plans to the authorities as well as corporations targeted by protesters.
Punchline -- Neil Cavuto undie-twisting in 2009 about how ACORN Goons were totally going to subvert the Tea Party through sneaky cheating.

“Only eight days before a nationwide tea party, some over-caffeinated crashers aiming to lay waste to it,” Cavuto said. “Reports of very well-organized infiltrators trying to mix in and rain on this parade. Talk about taxing.”

Cavuto's "reporting" was based on a comment on a wingnut message board.