Apparently you shouldn’t trust something posted on a website that specialises in stolen information. The phony column was posted on a website that looks exactly like the online version of the New York Times Opinion Page — the pranksters even loaded the site with similar-looking ads and links to other (legitimate) Times webpages. But that wasn’t all. … Shortly after the… Continue reading Wikileaks blows some credibility
I’ve been reading Born Again, the autobiography of Charles Colson. He was commonly named as one of the Watergate Seven, and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for attempting to defame Pentagon Papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg.… Colson was known as President Nixon’s “hatchet man.” Slate magazine writer David Plotz described Colson as “Richard Nixon’s hard man, the ‘evil genius’ of an… Continue reading Charles Colson and Wikileaks
It seems that leaking restricted materials that tell only one side of the story is a bad idea after all. Who knew. Well, congratulations Julian, you’ve just fallen into a massive hole which you yourself dug (and with such gusto too!). I would humbly suggest that you start refocusing the efforts of your website.
See, this is how Wikileaks is going to undermine peace. New Zealand has been using the Waihopai communications base to spy on Fiji’s military, passing the intelligence to the United States Government, WikiLeaks cables reveal. The base was used in the 2006 coup and probably the 2000 coup, although New Zealand officials have always denied… Continue reading Wikileaks does damage
Today: Mr Assange rejected the argument the release of top secret information risked lives and jeopardised national security. “WikiLeaks has a four-year publishing history. During that time we have changed whole governments, but not a single person, as far as anyone is aware, has been harmed. But the US, with Australian government connivance, has killed… Continue reading Wikileaks and Harm
Wikileaks is releasing thousands of secret diplomatic cables. Yet, they haven’t yet found one proving that Julian Assange’s rape charges are engineered by the US. In fact one of the unintended consequences of the release might just be that people gain a more realistic view of the US’s abilities to create conspiracies and influence foreign… Continue reading Irony of the Day
Well, there’s something that hasn’t had wide currency. Then, in mid August, Assange was charged with rape following sexual encounters with two Swedish women. Assange declared the charges ”baseless and disturbing” and said they were part of a ”smear campaign” by WikiLeaks detractors. The rape charges were withdrawn several days later, but then reinstated. The… Continue reading Isn’t that interesting – Wikileaks Wikileaking
BBC reports. Specialist Manning, 22, was detained during a tour of duty in Iraq, and is being held in Kuwait pending further investigations. The WikiLeaks website posted a video which it says shows the US military shooting civilians in Baghdad in 2007. It has not confirmed Spc Manning as its source for the helicopter footage.… Continue reading Wikileaks leaker Caught