Bill Keller: True = False, But Better False Than Left or Right

By: Saturday March 26, 2011 4:18 pm

As you read Bill Keller’s latest exercise in public masturbation, keep in mind how the NYT long refused to correct its credulous and ultimately, factually false, reporting on James O’Keefe III’s ACORN videos (Update: here’s BradBlog’s coverage of their belated admission they were wrong). Now consider how Keller equates O’Keefe’s serial fabrications with Julian Assange’s [...]

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us

By: Thursday March 3, 2011 9:48 am

The stated intent of the Wikileaks.org Web site is to expose unethical practices, illegal behavior, and wrongdoing within corrupt corporations and oppressive regimes … [snip] The developers believe that the disclosure of sensitive or classified information involving a foreign government or corporation will eventually result in the increased accountability of a democratic, oppressive, or corrupt [...]

Bradley Manning’s New Charges: “Bringing Discredit upon the Armed Forces”

By: Thursday March 3, 2011 6:34 am

Aside from learning that we–the recipients of a bunch of information Bradley Manning is alleged to have leaked–are the enemy, what did we learn from the new charges the government filed against Bradley Manning yesterday? Most of the charges say the information Manning allegedly leaked were of a nature that they would bring discredit upon [...]

Time to Reevaluate the Importance of Bradley Manning’s Alleged Leak?

By: Wednesday March 2, 2011 9:58 am

Back when WikiLeaks leaked the Collateral Murder video, I was agnostic about the value of the leak. Surely, exposing the cover-up of the killing of the Reuters journalists was important. But I thought the response focused too much on the soldiers who had been trained to respond the way they had, and too little on [...]

George W Bush Won’t Share Stage with Someone Who Has Harmed US Interests

By: Friday February 25, 2011 11:19 am

Mark Knoller tweets: A spokesman says former Pres George W Bush cancelled a speaking appearance tomorrow to avoid sharing stage with Wikileaks’ Julian Assange. Bush/43 was invited to address the YPO Global Leadership Summit in Denver tomorrow, but cancelled when he learned Assange was too. A spksmn says Bush/43 won’t share a stage “with a [...]

The Government’s Amended Twitter Order

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 12:37 pm

After successfully petitioning the court to unseal them, EFF has posted the motion to vacate, motion to unseal court records, and motion to unseal motions it filed in the government’s effort to get Twitter information on several people in its investigation of WikiLeaks. The first motion to unseal has a detail I didn’t know before: [...]

The Disinformation Campaign Bank of America Considered

By: Wednesday February 9, 2011 1:43 pm

Wikileaks has posted the presentation three security companies–Palantir, HBGary Federal, and Berico Technologies–made to Bank of America, proposing to help it respond to Wikileaks. In addition to the degree to which the proposal emphasizes the national security ties and military background of the employees of the company (particularly Berico), the presentation fleshes out what the [...]

Security Firms Pitching Bank of America on WikiLeaks Response Proposed Targeting Glenn Greenwald

By: Wednesday February 9, 2011 8:49 am

On Saturday, private security firm HBGary Federal bragged to the FT that it had discovered who key members of the hacking group Anonymous are. In response, Anonymous hacked HB Gary Federal and got 44,000 of their emails and made them publicly available. You believe that you can sell the information you’ve found to the FBI? [...]

What State Wanted Withheld from WikiLeaks Publication

By: Saturday January 29, 2011 7:40 am

There are now four versions of the cooperation between WikiLeaks and its journalistic “partners:” Vanity Fair, NYT, Guardian, and Spiegel. A comparison of them is more instructive than reading any in isolation. For example, compare how the NYT and Spiegel describe the three things the State Department asked journalistic partners not to publish during the [...]

The NYT’s “Heads Up” Meeting with the FBI on Wikileaks

By: Wednesday January 26, 2011 11:57 am

The NYT has a very long profile on their interactions with Wikileaks, about which I will have more to say. But I wanted to point to this meeting, which Bill Keller describes as the NYT’s effort to give the government a “heads up” on the diplomatic cables. Because of the range of the material and [...]

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