The AP story that Hillary Clinton used a “homebrew email server” for State Department emails is coming apart at the seams. @BobCesca_go, @Shoq and I went back and forth on Twitter, digging into this story for most of the afternoon because it just didn’t seem plausible that HRC had her email server in her house as the AP article claimed, and it now looks very likely that we’re seeing another case of journalists who have just enough technical knowledge to get it drastically wrong.
Here’s Bob’s write-up, with the details of what we discovered: The AP’s Bombshell Hillary Clinton Email Story Fails to Prove Existence of “Homebrew” Server.
To sum it up: the Associated Press story assumed that because these emails were sent from clintonemail•com, they had to be coming from that domain. What they apparently didn’t realize (but any competent web developer could have told them) is that the ISP that hosts these emails, Cablevision, lets business customers configure their accounts to route email through Cablevision’s email server, but still use the customer’s domain name.