Let me start by saying I am officially sick of the Marc Dann / Gutierrez sex ‘scandal’. Give me some new information or just shut up.
If there is some new information to report then news outlets like the Distpatch certainly have the right to report it- but the crap the Dispatch is reporting right just seems to be approaching made up status.
For example, this is from a story published in today’s Dispatch:
“investigators at the Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation had problems extracting information from Gutierrez’s BlackBerry cell phone and appeared at one point to have shut down the device’s hard drive and erased information”
I know this is part of a quote by an AG Office Spokesperson- but still… someone needs to check the facts.
There are- as far as I know – no cell phones – or pdas – or any similiar devices (i.e. Blackberries) that use a “hard drive”. The Blackberry, for example, uses:
64 MB (Flash memory)
Expandable memory – support for microSD card
To be honest I’m not sure who is more clueless here: Dann’s spokesperson, the Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation or the Dispatch reporter.
Let me clue you all in:
If you are looking for SMS messages- they are gone.
If you are looking for emails- check the server.
If you are looking for a hard drive- then you are going to be looking for a long, long time.