17
Oct
10

Something closer to the truth leaks out…

Well, well, well…  It seems that Mr. Julian Assange’s (of WikiLeaks fame) hands may not be so bloody after all.  Despite a predictable and immediate rush to vilify the organization and its editor after leaking US military documents, the US Department of Defense is backpedaling a bit according to a letter leaked to CNN.

Now whether you agree with WikiLeaks’ actions or not, keep in mind that the press (loosely defined) performs an important duty shining light on things the establishment would rather not have seen.  In an age of corporate monopolization of the “news” sometimes it takes outsiders including bloggers and others to perform that service.

I’ll leave you with a thought:

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Gates: Leaked documents don’t reveal key intel, but risks remain [CNN]


2 Responses to “Something closer to the truth leaks out…”


  1. 1 Bearman Oct 18th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    That’s why so many countries control the media…so they can control perception.

  2. 2 Grumpy Geek Oct 18th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Absolutely. And the US provides (some of) the technology to the rest of the world to do it.

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