I thought the world would be happy excited to find out some of the secret diplomatic misbehaving the U.S. government has been involved in, but it seems like I was wrong. Most reactions to yesterday’s diplomatic leak are condemning WikiLeaks for breaking government secrecy, saying it is undermining global faith in the U.S. government and that the only ones benefiting from it are its “enemies.” It’s understandable to defend a government’s right to secrecy, but when it’s made obvious that they’re using the secrecy for dirty work on their friends and allies… things aren’t that black and white anymore and they should be held accountable.
The saddest part though is that “traditional media has become so toothless it is reduced to attacking Wikileaks for doing its job properly.”
World, I am disappointed in you today.
PS: WikiLeaks tried to ask the U.S. govt for help redacting potentially injurious information, but the U.S. govt refused.
PPS: Some sense: the job of the media is not to protect the powerful from embarrassment.
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