10:38 AM, July 8th, 2011

Does anyone else find this quote from David Cameron a bit worrisome? I know the UK is reeling from this hacking scandal, but throwing the idea of a free press completely out with the bathwater seems a bit drastic. 

[Cameron] said an inquiry into the workings of the press could begin this summer and lead to a new system of regulation that should be “independent of the press so that the public will know that newspapers will never again be solely responsible for policing themselves.”

[via nytimes]

3:55 PM, February 10th, 2011


A Valid Question: The closest that we’ve seen to an answer is an earlier tweet from @maureenoco on the record internet scandal to resignation time (3.5 hours, from what she says).

Has anyone out there seen a solid answer on this?

- LB


I’m posing a fair question here! I think Massa was ~3 days…it took him a weekend and a dig at Rahm before he walked away. Foley, according to Wikipedia at least, was pretty much overnight. Sept. 28th saw him explaining away his weird request for a page’s photo, and the following day saw some hard evidence (the infamous chat logs). He resigned from Congress in a one-sentence letter. - BR ($ries)

Reblogged from NBC New York
9:57 AM, February 10th, 2011

Congrats to former Beastie Maureen O’Connor for taking down Chris Lee, the congressman who was exposed for sending a shirtless photo of himself to a woman in response to a Craigslist personal ad. Lee is married and resigned from his post a mere three hours following the news.

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