Obama administration is trying to criminalize journalism
Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:56 PM
As we mark the 40th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers' publication, the Obama administration is doggedly trying to charge Julian Assange and WikiLeaks with conspiracy to commit espionage. Now, as then, it amounts to a misguided effort to criminalize journalism
Posted 15 June 2011 - 06:44 PM
WikiLeaks is hardly journalism. Whistleblowing, maybe. But it is not journalism.
whistleblowing...something obama promised to protect during his campaign
still, wikileaks is a better source of news than any of the mainstream outlets and most of the "alternatives"...nothing but facts...i and many others consider their work journalism
this president has no spine, and he is a liar...and if you wanna tell me his hands are tied or that there's things he can't do anything about, that is the dead wrong way to look at it...when he promised to protect whistleblowers, he lied...if there is an element inside that has more power and influence than him, then he's too spineless to say so
Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:14 PM
Wikileaks offers hard facts, just like the pentagon papers were hard facts that the govt tried to cover up. Lies, cover-ups, secrets, etc that lead to wars, imperial power plays, strong arming, war crimes, diplomatic bad behavior...
This is the stuff this country should not stand for at all.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 02:07 PM