Thursday, it was reported that David Kernell, the son of a Democratic state legislator in Tennessee, is at the center of an investigation into the hacking of Sarah Palin’s e-mail account. Yesterday, it was reported that the FBI served a search warrant at Kernell’s apartment in Knoxville.
Big news, right? So why is nobody in the major media following up? Associated Press, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN — all missing in action on this story.
UPDATE: Just got off the phone with Justice Department spokeswoman Laura Sweeney, who was able to confim that “investigatory activity took place in Knoxville over the weekend.”
In keeping with policy of not commenting on active investigations, Ms. Sweeney said she “can’t be more specific than that.” However, she did say that the Department has had several media inquiries. “It’s a pretty big news story,” she said. No further official Department comment is to be expected unless and until someone is charged in the case.