Why WikiLeaks is unlike the Pentagon Papers

Wall Street Journal
First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams explains: The Pentagon Papers revealed official wrongdoing or, at the least, a pervasive lack of candor by the government to its people. “WikiLeaks is different. It revels in the revelation of ‘secrets’ simply because they are secret.” || Related tweets from Michael Calderone and Jeff Jarvis.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504633504 Dan Mitchell

    This isn’t “the WSJ,” it’s Floyd Abrams. You’ve heard of him? Based on your “the WSJ,” and your total misrepresentation of what Abrams wrote, I’m guessing you’re reacting to the mere fact that he’s saying something that you vaguely believe might deflate your enthusiasm for Wikileaks, and that you didn’t even read the piece, much less consider its entirely logical (even if you disagree) arguments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/psmithsf Peter Smith

    yes, i agree _completely_. US cables show the US government has been completely candid about everything.

    either that or they’ve been completely candid about nothing, and almost always lie to us and mislead us, and show a profound hatred for democracy that is in direct contrast to everything word uttered by an American official.

    but yeah, what’d you expect from the WSJ?