Before I forget, you can’t spell the name of WikiLeaks front man Julian Assange without using a-s-s.
OK, with that out of the way, the traditional media outlets who have enabled WikiLeaks are now coming to the conclusion that this whole leaking game is beyond a bit tricky; it’s now actually dangerous.
Not for the leakers, of course, but rather for the named sources who haven’t been scrubbed (or in the vernacular, redacted) from said leaks. From the above New York Times link (and the NYT was one of WikiLeaks staunch – and now is concerned – enablers):
A sampling of the documents showed that the newly published cables included the names of some people who had spoken confidentially to American diplomats and whose identities were marked in the cables with the warning “strictly protect.”
State Department officials and human rights activists have been concerned that such diplomatic sources, including activists, journalists and academics in authoritarian countries, could face reprisals, including dismissal from their jobs, prosecution or violence.
At least one WikiLeaks enabler is now wringing their hands and for good reason: they have some amount of culpability in the creation of the WikiLeaks monster.
And did I already say you can’t spell Assange without a-s-s? I did? Good.
As the Brothers Gibb said back in the day:
And now it’s all right, it’s O.K.
And you may look the other way.
We can try to understand
The New York Times’ effect on man.