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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    Ronald J Riley (profile), 11 Dec 2010 @ 7:55pm

    Israel

    Israel and the Jewish people collectively are a huge asset to humanity. I am constantly amazed by how the Jewish people produce so many high performers. The same cannot be said for the rest of the Middle East.

    There is in my mind o question that overall Congress has become pretty much unaccountable and that transnational corporate money is incredibly corrosive for the political process.

    But bashing Israel and the Jewish people over Lieberman's actions is flat out wrong.

    By the way, I am not Jewish and I am not related to anyone who is. My opinion is based on observation.

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