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Friday Night Links

Friday Night Links

Stories on the IRS hearing, VA scandal, immigration crisis and curious pushback to the Washington Free Beacon’s recent reports on Hillary Clinton.

Some links from around the web for your Friday evening reading.

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I watch the TV news. There was a house fire in Northeast Portland and a car broken down on the freeway.

Did the classically trained professional journalists with the highest ethical standards miss anything?

    MarkS in reply to Anchovy. | June 21, 2014 at 6:34 am

    One more eloquent than I has frequently stated that the most insidious power of the media is the power to ignore.

Here is the way this would have worked:
LL would have reported that her PC isn’t working.
IT would have diagnose the bad hard drive.
IT would have replaced the drive and then reinstalled he OS image that they have approved for users.
IT would have then restored data from the backup that day or from a few days before. Then she would have had all her stuff back, they would not have waited 6-13 months to try and restore her data. That is flat out bullshit.

    MarkS in reply to robinkaty. | June 21, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Yes, I have wonder exactly when that email about Lois Lerner’s computer problems were really created

    pjm in reply to robinkaty. | June 21, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Yup. A few user settings after the image + data restore, pop it in, back in business.

    And the emails , which would have lived on (MS Exchange) server anyway, would not be affected anyway.

    It is possible to set Outlook to ‘not leave mail on server’, but only ‘All or None’, not ‘leave these there, drop the server copy of these others’.

    I’e never seen a non-IT person even know what that means, let alone how to do it. Let alone a government droid who barely knows how to log in.

sorry, tipsy keyboard.

One fellow on another site said his company was up for an IRS data contract in late 2009, and part of the specifications was compatibility with their archival system which covered everything in a system separate from the servers.

If that’s true, they already had emergency backups in place before Lerner’s alleged crash.

So yeah, it is all balderdash.

Say, does Paul Ryan get back out of RINOhood now?

    platypus in reply to Estragon. | June 20, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    No. Getting out of RINO status requires detailed public repudiation of one’s past stupidities plus much begging for forgiveness. For example, see the movie Cool Hand Luke.