August 28, 2015 |
IF YOU EVER find yourself missing the old-school experience of flipping through a porn mag, head up to the fourth floor of City Hall and grab hold of Frank Fina's binder full of nude women. The state Supreme Court yesterday unsealed hundreds of pages of records connected to the looming criminal trial of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, including pornographic emails that were sent and received by Fina when he was a state prosecutor. Kane has long contended that the smutty images - collected in a nearly 400-page binder in the Supreme Court's Prothonotary Office - are crucial to understanding why she's in a legal bind.
August 15, 2015 |
A day after Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane called on a Montgomery County judge to authorize her to release emails from the so-called Porngate scandal, the judge said he would not do so because Kane had not filed a formal request with the court. The emails, Judge William R. Carpenter said, have nothing to do with the criminal case against Kane, the first woman and Democrat to be elected attorney general in Pennsylvania. Carpenter, a Republican who launched the grand jury investigation that led to the charges against Kane, defended his supervision of the panel and the work of the grand jurors.
September 5, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - Promoters of Michael Jackson's planned 2009 comeback described in emails how they feared for the megastar's stability, saying he was out of shape and consumed with self-doubt. The Los Angeles Times obtained some 250 pages of messages, most between executives at Anschutz Entertainment Group, which was financing the ill-fated "This Is It" concerts set for London. Some of the emails indicated that executives were concerned that Jackson's planned 50-show stand at AEG's 02 Arena would be an expensive bust.
September 11, 2015 |
IT SEEMS THAT the crazy political year of 2015 is a terrible, terrible time to be Hillary Clinton. As it probably should be, in a way. She's just too closely associated with all of the bad things that our perhaps crazy-like-a-fox electorate is worked up about. Income inequality? Her husband fostered that with a pro-Wall Street agenda that included repealing the Glass-Steagall Act, setting the stage for the 2008 economic crisis. Ditto for mass incarceration. As a senator, Hillary Clinton voted to authorize the horribly ill-conceived invasion of Iraq.
December 18, 2014
THE FUN WE'RE all having reading the embarrassing emails of Hollywood big shots is tempered by the fact that we really shouldn't be seeing them at all. The hacked Sony emails arise (very probably) from an attack by a foreign government. It's (very probably) a form a terrorism, it's illegal and death threats have been made, and that's unacceptable. Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said as much recently when he labeled as "morally treasonous" and "spectacularly dishonorable" anyone who publishes the emails.
November 13, 2012 |
TAMPA, FLA. - Former CIA director David Petraeus was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from him, former staff members and friends told the Associated Press on Monday. Petraeus told these associates that his relationship with the second woman, Tampa socialite and former Philadelphian Jill Kelley, was platonic, although his biographer-turned-lover, Paula Broadwell apparently, saw her as a romantic rival.
September 21, 2015 |
In December, a judge issued a confidential opinion to state Attorney General Kathleen Kane: You can put out the porn. "It all should be released," the judge wrote. The same month, the state Supreme Court agreed. Nonetheless, Kane told the public in August that she fervently wanted to release all the "filthy" material but that the courts were standing in the way. Exasperated, the jurists then made their previously private decisions public. And last week, Kane again proclaimed her desire to name the porn recipients - even as her taxpayer-paid lawyers argued in court that the recipients' identities and the emails should remain private.
September 18, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office went to court Wednesday to block the public release of a trove of pornographic emails shared by former and current employees. Though Kane has previously released some of the emails, her office took the opposite position before a panel of Commonwealth Court judges, fighting a request by The Inquirer under the state's Right-to-Know law for all of the messages to be made public. John G. Knorr 3d, who heads the office's appellate division, argued that the emails did not meet the law's definition of a public record.
September 26, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - Some of Gov. Corbett 's top deputies seemed to have been quite taken, while he was the state attorney general, with graphic images of unusual objects inserted into women's vaginas. Explicit emails put on display for reporters yesterday by Attorney General Kathleen Kane - in perhaps the strangest political peep show in history - included videos of women masturbating by inserting a bowling pin and a lit cigar. In another video, a man who looks like a race-car driver shakes a bottle of champagne, uncorks it and then inserts the spouting mouth of the bottle into a woman's vagina while others watch.
November 30, 2011 |
A WORD OF ADVICE to female fans of SiriusXM radio host Bob Edwards : Use Facebook to compliment his work and you may feel the wrath of his fiancee, WRTI news anchor Windsor Johnston. An Ohio businesswoman received a barrage of angry emails from Johnston Monday night, after, the woman says, she hailed Edwards on Facebook for posting that he'd be interviewing disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff yesterday. "Go Bob, You're the man," she posted. Her post has since been removed from the Facebook page of Edwards, former host of NPR's "Morning Edition.