Lieberman Praises Companies Helping Him Try To Censor Wikileaks

from the censorship-is-the-in-thing dept

This should hardly comes as a surprise, but Senator Joe Lieberman has apparently put out a statement, along with Senator Sue Collins, praising companies for following through on their political pressure to try to censor Wikileaks, calling them "good corporate citizens," and saying that people should support those companies for their willingness to bow down to government pressure. Yeah, okay. Even the press reporting on this seem to think Lieberman is simply making stuff up. Witness this paragraph from Wired:
"The WikiLeaks data dump has jeopardized U.S. national interests and the lives of intelligence sources around the world," Lieberman said, though there is no proof or even detailed allegations that the release has endangered any intelligence source.
Lieberman apparently wants the world to believe that censorship is okay because "this is no time for business as usual." It appears that Lieberman really wants to go down in history as the Senator who favors censorship of the press and US companies. Quite a legacy.

Filed Under: censorship, joe lieberman, sue collins, wikileaks
Companies: amazon, mastercard, paypal, visa


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 9 Dec 2010 @ 7:09pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: 2012 is right around the corner...

    Point is, if you make up a public persona and do the complete opposite behind closed doors, YOU are the one really endangering everyone, not whoever leaked that you are really 2 faced and like to do the opposite of what you say.

    What they really hate is that all this exposes their level of corruption. It would scare anyone crapless. Especially those who have lots to lose over their ridiculous actions.

    Your reap what you sow.

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