Open Thread - On Wikileaks and Media
Just some quick Open Thread links below the fold to drive home the importance of Wikileaks:
First from Raw Story and featuring Michael Moore:
The liberal filmmaker and author announced in a web posting Tuesday that he had donated $20,000 to the cause of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks' embattled chief who is being held in the United Kingdom on sexual offense charges and is seeking to be released on bail.
And second, from BradBlog and featuring Ray McGovern:
Take a look at the short CNN video interview below with 27-year CIA analyst Ray McGovern on WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. It's astonishing and disturbingly telling.
It's embarrassing enough, in the below, to see CNN shamefully use the chyron "ASSANGE: JOURNALIST OR TERRORIST", since Assange has not been charged with anything remotely akin to "terrorism", nor has he like, ya know, a terrorist, either killed someone, tried to kill someone, or even advocated killing anybody --- unlike many of those who have advocated killing him.
But in the exchange that follows, as posted yesterday, note the telling positions expressed by CNN's Don Lemon about not only his, but CNN's apparent regard for WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange as "a pariah". He seems genuinely taken aback at the notion that, as McGovern tells him, CNN "should be following his example.
And I would be remiss if I did not note that the Senate achieved uhsurpassed levels of bipartisanship last Friday... Unfortunately? It was "Unanimous Consent" to strip Whistleblowers of previous protections.
Below is some appropriate music to accompany your Open Thread trip.
And this an Open Thread, hidden on Roxy's servers in her super secret ePM island bunker, leaked to you in honor of Julian Assange, wikileaks and whistleblowers everywhere...