11.30.2010

Porch Poll: Wikileaks


What say ye about the WikiLeaks brouhaha?

Julian Assange leans against the journalistic freedom lamppost, toying with world leaders. So far he and his cohorts boast that they have liberated hundreds of thousands of classified documents that expose lies, deception, diplomatic
faux pas, unfair trade practices and personal foibles of countless government functionaries, headline names, and secret agents.




Porch Poll: Wikileaks


1. is gang of self-righteous clowns exposing covert agents an' diplomats to life threatening danger?

2. scores a big one for the serfs of the world

3. is a stoopid stunt that will cause gubmints to control an' curtail the internet

4. is a cream pie to the face "world leaders" but nothing more.

5. Who cares? it's fun to read that French President is an "Emperor with no clothes" an' Russian President Medvedev plays "Robin to Putin's Batman."

6. other ( please describe)

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12 comments:

Nicolezmomma said...

Unless the leaker is shot for Treason, this is just the beginning.

moi said...

I touched on this today, as well. My personal take is #5, "who cares?" Like any of this content, or the fact that our world leaders conduct themselves like Junior High Schoolers, is a big surprise? Unfortunately, I do believe our gooberment is going to get all righteously puff-chested about it and implement #3, even further curtailing our freedoms in favor of so-called s'curity. Idiots.

Troll said...

6) If the traitor-democrat-party-of-filth politicians and the leftist media oligarchy had a history of handling intelligence in a responsible patriotic manner, this would be a bigger deal.

We know for a fact that leaks by traitor-democrat politicians HAVE resulted in CIA Agents being killed and HAS resulted in potential allies around-the-planet not sharing info with us.

The barn door was opened when Julian Assange was just a gleam in the eye of the diseased jackal who fathered him.

Leaking secrets and/or embarrassing personal info has been a core strategy for Democrats since the 50s.

Buzz Kill said...

I think I have to go with #1. I don't think Assange really has any idea what the implications are of his releasing this information. Nobody on the outside of the covert community does. People will probably die (and we'll probably never know) because Assange wanted his 15 minutes of fame. This was not his decision to make. The 1st ammendment is a great thing, but it has to be used responsibly.

Boxer said...

Can I say "All of the Above"?

It's stupid, embarrassing and typical. The only "good" thing about the Internet is this kind of thing isn't as easily hidden anymore. The bad thing about the Internet? Yah, NOTHING is sacred anymore. Any idiot can leak information, hack computers, etc.

fishy said...

Three

K9 said...

its 3 with a little more. its a stunt purposely orchestrated to result in increased control over the internet. Troll addresses the reason why it isnt treason to this administration and how nothing will happen to Assange but we we lose in some way - seems to be the pattern. something bad happens to america -and the retaliation falls onto the people.

Aunty Belle said...

Uncle wondered:

if the usa is tired of carrying water for the House of Saud,
tired of paying the rent on keeping middle east from imploding, why not arrange wikileaks so the rest of the world including The Dinner Jacket knows what Saud is really thinking. plus a few digs at those who ain't playin' they way we told them to--heh. Uncle can be cynical.

I does worry that some real people in real situations will get their fig leaves yanked off.

Pam said...

I've had to quit watching anything to do with politics (again) for a wihle. It is self preservation. And anything that is put in writing (or recorded) can always be manipulated to come back and haunt someone.

SophieMae said...

Don't even get me started! Meanwhile, thought you might like to see this story: Federal Court Orders First-Ever Destruction of a GMO Crop with sugar beets.

Thanks ever so for your prayers and encouraging comments! Overall well-being is returning. And reckon I'm getting used to this maturation process, though it still, at times, tends to be a tad irksome. 8-}

Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

Milk River Madman said...

I'm kind of with Troll. Funny how when Valerie Plame was "outed" (she really wasn't), the NYT ran with the story for weeks, now many legitmate spies could lose their lives and the Times isn't outraged. They are reporting it, but not outraged.

Mr Q said...

Wiki Belles, Wiki Belles, Wiki Leaky All the Way.