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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    Rob Martin, 11 Dec 2010 @ 8:36am

    Living in Connecticut all my life I can honestly say we have had to put up with Joe Lieberman for way too long! He always has an opinion whether asked for or not. This chest-thumper must always get in front of a camera or microphone at any cost and here we have another example of his big mouth. There are many times he has thrown the citizens of Connecticut under the bus and now he aims at everybody else he can. Cancer helped us get rid of Dodd the dud, we something more powerful to get rid of Lieberman, not only for Connecticut but for the citizens who will be affected by the pablum that comes spewing out of his mouth!

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