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, 10 Dec 2010 @ 4:21pm

    Joe Lieberman supports child sex trafficking.

    There is the blurb that will change his tune.

    By trying to hide what is in this leak, he hopes to have Dyncorp continue its sex trafficking around the globe.
    Standing as a representative of a country that throws people in jail for even owning an anime image, and ignoring the fact the Government is funneling money to a corporation that traffics in children for sex. Does that make him a pimp or the dirty cop getting bribed to look the other way?

    It is a dirty tactic, but as they boil every issue down to soundbites, this is what it takes to make people stop and think.

    The Government is corrupt at every level, promoting censorship they decry in other countries, and takes its orders from Corporations and advance their agendas at the expense of the people stupid enough to elect them expecting something different.

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