Okay, Gothamist was wrong: The story about how some "well-connected" New Yorkers got advance word about the subway terror threat is actually very, very good. It's now less a class issue and, instead, a modern day electronic witchhunt! In summary: Two New Yorkers, claiming that friends/family members in the Department of Homeland Security - or another U.S. Agency, emailed their friends, who probably emailed there friends and so it goes, about a planned attack on the city's subways. Their email went out on October 3, a day before the NYPD got wind of the news and three days before the NYPD told the city. And then the Department of Homeland Security said the threat was never really credible. So, back to present day, the DHS is investigating whether or not it was leaked internally. A leak in Washington? Nooooo! After all these leaks, clearly federal employees will only be allowed to use chalk and slates for communication.
What's awesome is that none of the papers mention which New Yorkers got the initial emails - except the NY Post, which says that Nicholas Seligson-Ross and Tony Micocci were the "e-moles." We are so looking for them on Friendster and seeing if we can be their friends!