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
    Richard Kulawiec, 10 Dec 2010 @ 2:17am

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

    You can't possibly be so miserably stupid as to think that whoever leaked these documents to Wikileaks is the only leaker (of these or any other documents). Of course the adversaries (and the allies) of the US have had most of them all along, and of course they're not about to publicly admit that.

    Moreover, since there's no operational military information in them -- merely diplomats lying ad nauseum -- there is no impact on the troops.

    And even if there was: it's an acceptable loss, isn't it? Haven't we, as a nation, already long decided that we're willing to put people in harm's way, to risk their lives? Haven't they -- by volunteering -- accepted that risk? So why the whining now? The time to consider whether or not they might end up harmed was BEFORE we shipped them into a hostile area.

    This also naively presumes that people aren't dying for lies every day -- which they are. Maybe it's about time they started dying for the truth.

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