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NY Times Creating Its Own Wikileaks?

from the catching-up dept

It's been funny watching critics of Wikileaks assume that if Julian Assange was somehow takendown, or that Wikileaks itself was somehow taken offline, that this concept of intermediaries to help publish leaked documents would somehow go away. In the past few months we've seen tons of new such operations spring up, and I'm sure some will start to find success (while others will fade away). However, what may be most interesting is that the mainstream press is finally waking up to the fact that they probably should have been doing this all along. The NY Times is apparently planning to create its own version of Wikileaks in the form of an "E-Z Pass lane for leakers." This idea of systems to help people leak info isn't going away. And, I'm curious if those who think that Wikileaks is criminally liable for "inducing" leaks, also think that the NY Times is similarly liable?
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    Anonymous Coward, 27 Jan 2011 @ 2:27am

    What's neat about Wikileaks is if the rumors are true, they were probably leaked or at least filtered through neo-cons.

    Myself and others like E.J. Dionne agree in centrism.

    NeoCon ideology is based in liberal ideology. Later in life, most liberals were driven to conservatism because they believed that liberalism failed.

    NeoCons just want a hug. Do you need a hug? Find someone who was an asshole to you and give them a hug.

    While Mike was visiting the Intel booth at CES, watching Will.I.Am, I was a row across at Monster Cables.

    See?

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