White House Press Corps Website, Twitter Feed Appears To Have Been Hacked


The White House Press Corps homepage and Twitter feed appears to have been hacked early Friday.

Just before 2 a.m., tweets began flowing into @whpresscorps, complaining about bias in the media. The hackers' beef seemed to be with any news organization that met with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss how the Justice Department will handle future instances of spying on journalists.

Numerous news outlets refused to attend the meeting with Holder because it was supposed to be "off the record." But five chose to go, and those were the ones lambasted by the unknown hacker(s):

UNTRUSTWORTHY: New Yorker, Washington Post, Politico, New YorkDaily News, Wall Street Journal—attended Thursday's meeting withHolder.

— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) May 31, 2013

The alleged hacker(s) also made it clear that meeting with Holder had tainted these news organizations' reputations.

RESOLVED: Any Member of any "News" Organization that met with AG Holder today is no longer to be trusted as a valid news source.

— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) May 31, 2013

The talks followed news of the Obama administration's surveillance of Fox News reporter James Rosen and The Associated Press as part of a government leaks investigation.

Free speech advocates and many in the media took umbrage with these actions, calling them a violation of the First Amendment.

The supposed hacker(s) also seemed to be upset with the administration's handling of last September's attack in Benghazi, Libya, and the IRS' investigation of Tea Party groups.

The White House Press Corps Website and Twitter feed describes the "daily adventures with the White House Press Corps in their own words." When contacted for comment, an autoreply message noted that the site is not associated with the White House Correspondents' Association or its members. "We are an independent source providing information, commentary and analysis on the relationship between the press and the White House."

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