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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-10 09:34 AM
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71. What Assange did is called PUBLICATION, not Espionage. Wikileaks did not steal anything.
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  -"Abandon Julian Assange and you abandon the bedrock of our republic: the publics right to know" Better Believe It  Dec-08-10 01:56 PM   #0 
  - K&R  EFerrari   Dec-08-10 01:59 PM   #1 
  - There is a difference between journalism and espionage  ItNerd4life   Dec-08-10 02:00 PM   #2 
  - Assange did exactly as the NYT does everyday. And that is journalism.  librechik   Dec-08-10 02:04 PM   #3 
  - I've heard that covering the crime is worse than the crime  HereSince1628   Dec-08-10 02:09 PM   #4 
  - exactly--that is the position you must take if you are against Wikileaks.  librechik   Dec-08-10 02:11 PM   #5 
  - Actually something along those lines goes back to WWII  pipi_k   Dec-08-10 09:55 PM   #44 
     - From 4 people killed by ONE balloon in OR? (If memory serves.)  ChumbawambaFan   Dec-09-10 03:20 AM   #56 
     - Or...  ChumbawambaFan   Dec-10-10 01:41 AM   #89 
     - Apples and oranges, denying intelligence to an enemy you're at war with  HereSince1628   Dec-09-10 05:07 AM   #59 
     - Oops....  daleanime   Dec-09-10 12:05 PM   #85 
     - Bingo!  daleanime   Dec-09-10 12:06 PM   #86 
     - The Japanese plan was NOT to kill people but to start huge forest fires  happyslug   Dec-09-10 08:54 AM   #67 
  - From the Guardian  molly77   Dec-09-10 08:44 AM   #66 
     - In 2000 that's where I went to find out wtf was going on here  madmax   Dec-09-10 09:38 AM   #72 
  - If information fell into his lap, and he published it, that's espionage?  closeupready   Dec-08-10 02:14 PM   #9 
  - A decent article on the American Espionage Act...  ChumbawambaFan   Dec-09-10 03:25 AM   #57 
     - I heart the Guardian generally. Thanks for your link. nt  BlueMTexpat   Dec-09-10 07:43 AM   #63 
  - If not this, then what is journalism?  Iterate   Dec-08-10 02:19 PM   #10 
  - "Espionage" is whatever rulers claim "espionage" is. Do you also think he's engaged in subversion,  Better Believe It   Dec-08-10 02:22 PM   #11 
  - Thank you!!! Labels are used to demonize people... and they have to be challenged!!!  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 12:31 AM   #52 
  - Quite convenient  14thColony   Dec-08-10 02:48 PM   #19 
  - Then why is the MSM reporting it?  bomberman   Dec-08-10 02:51 PM   #20 
  - Just because Julian's information did not...  Frisbee   Dec-08-10 04:58 PM   #27 
  - Did the NY Times commit espionage by publishing the Pentagon Papers?  Lord Magus   Dec-08-10 09:50 PM   #42 
  - There's a difference between a people's government and fascism....  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 12:31 AM   #51 
  - Then you agree with Joe-the-moron- Lieberman that we must  sabrina 1   Dec-09-10 06:53 AM   #61 
  - You get to decide that?  tavalon   Dec-09-10 07:53 AM   #65 
  - What Assange did is called PUBLICATION, not Espionage. Wikileaks did not steal anything.  paparush   Dec-09-10 09:34 AM   #71 
  - I read that the state department was offered the opportunity to redact and vet  Raschel   Dec-09-10 11:02 AM   #77 
  - LOL. That is exactly what they said when the Washington Post ran their article on Watergate.  liberation   Dec-09-10 01:51 PM   #88 
  - K&R  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-08-10 02:11 PM   #6 
  - If he's found guilty of rape I'll abandon him in a flat second.  DevonRex   Dec-08-10 02:11 PM   #7 
  - You mean you won't support Assange personally in the court case ....?  defendandprotect   Dec-09-10 12:54 AM   #53 
  - Agree but...  Life Long Dem   Dec-09-10 01:21 AM   #54 
     - It is totally bogus.  sirthomas66   Dec-09-10 09:07 AM   #70 
        - It's been kind of quiet on that front. The online buzz showing most people not believing the charge  Raschel   Dec-09-10 11:15 AM   #81 
  - Thank you...KnR  Lucinda   Dec-08-10 02:13 PM   #8 
  - Craziest thread title of the week  treestar   Dec-08-10 02:26 PM   #12 
  - Did you read the article? Robert Scheer lost his LAT job to the Reichwinger Jonah Goldberg.  Octafish   Dec-08-10 03:21 PM   #21 
     - When the LA Times fired Scheer, I fired the LA Times (cancelled  coalition_unwilling   Dec-09-10 11:28 AM   #82 
  - Is this guy still in the news?  PBS Poll-435   Dec-08-10 02:29 PM   #13 
  - Better get used to it.  girl gone mad   Dec-08-10 02:32 PM   #16 
     - What did our Gov't do besides laugh it off?  PBS Poll-435   Dec-08-10 03:25 PM   #22 
        - Have you been in a coma?  girl gone mad   Dec-08-10 04:22 PM   #24 
           - ROFL  PBS Poll-435   Dec-08-10 04:25 PM   #26 
  - K&R  DearAbby   Dec-08-10 02:31 PM   #14 
  - Thank you.  Octafish   Dec-08-10 02:32 PM   #15 
  - K&R'd  snot   Dec-08-10 02:38 PM   #17 
  - Makes me want to stand on a street corner and read this loudly to passers-by.  snot   Dec-08-10 02:39 PM   #18 
  - Too bad Assange and the internet didn't exist in George Washington's time  strawberryfield   Dec-08-10 03:40 PM   #23 
  - LOL. Conservative snitches would have beat him to it by a mile.  Hassin Bin Sober   Dec-08-10 06:41 PM   #32 
  - Back in those days, they were 'Tory snitches' - he, he - n/t  coalition_unwilling   Dec-09-10 11:30 AM   #83 
  - Assange is not an American.  JDPriestly   Dec-08-10 09:47 PM   #40 
     - What caught my attention  plantwomyn   Dec-09-10 10:54 AM   #75 
        - Wonder if that's true, Time to get Yoo back on the payroll!  gateley   Dec-09-10 11:09 AM   #80 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-08-10 04:23 PM   #25 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-08-10 05:26 PM   #30 
  - LOL. I love it when you people get your panties in a snit over Assange.  Hassin Bin Sober   Dec-08-10 06:42 PM   #33 
  - The public does *not* automatically have a right to know the contents of confidential communications  Donald Ian Rankin   Dec-08-10 05:02 PM   #28 
  - We need to award the Medal of Freedom to those that got the material to Assange  Better Believe It   Dec-08-10 07:01 PM   #35 
  - OK, so Assange is not an American citizen. He is not subject to our laws.  JDPriestly   Dec-08-10 09:54 PM   #43 
  - The FBI still has a secret file on John Lennon and he has been dead for 30 years!!  Major Hogwash   Dec-08-10 11:44 PM   #50 
  - sorry but there are very few secrets that need to be kept by an honest govt.  tomp   Dec-09-10 06:00 AM   #60 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Dec-08-10 05:21 PM   #29 
  - I agree with you  davidthegnome   Dec-08-10 06:32 PM   #31 
  - Seems something good came out of the Bush Residency  madmax   Dec-09-10 03:13 AM   #55 
  - Recommended. Robert Scheer, you rock. n/t  Catherina   Dec-08-10 06:49 PM   #34 
  - abandon the - spokesperson?  TorchTheWitch   Dec-08-10 07:04 PM   #36 
  - That's who the opponents of a free press are mainly targeting in case you haven't noticed.  Better Believe It   Dec-08-10 09:42 PM   #39 
     - no shit - the question is why  TorchTheWitch   Dec-08-10 09:48 PM   #41 
  - K & R  pmorlan1   Dec-08-10 07:10 PM   #37 
  - Somebody may have violated American law. That is true.  JDPriestly   Dec-08-10 09:37 PM   #38 
  - K&R  Raksha   Dec-08-10 10:04 PM   #45 
  - K&R  Wednesdays   Dec-08-10 10:52 PM   #46 
  - K&R  highplainsdem   Dec-08-10 11:14 PM   #47 
  - K & R nt  laughingliberal   Dec-08-10 11:18 PM   #48 
  - Espionage? Oh, for Christ's sake, it's no different than the Patriot Act in reverse!  Major Hogwash   Dec-08-10 11:31 PM   #49 
  - Feinstein has the blood of 1,000,000+ Iraqi civilians dripping from her  coalition_unwilling   Dec-09-10 11:37 AM   #84 
  - Abandon Assange and you abandon the bedrock of our republic: the publics right to know  Roughneck   Dec-09-10 04:14 AM   #58 
  - K & R!  marew   Dec-09-10 07:17 AM   #62 
  - I love Robert Scheer, he is one of the best. And he too was censored  sabrina 1   Dec-09-10 07:49 AM   #64 
  - Breathtakingly accurate.  sirthomas66   Dec-09-10 08:56 AM   #68 
  - And this  Eddie Haskell   Dec-09-10 08:56 AM   #69 
  - we have a right to know, but not a right to expose secrets. n/t.  okieinpain   Dec-09-10 09:45 AM   #73 
  - Big K&R. This is way bigger than Assange as most of you know. It is shining a bright light  Voice for Peace   Dec-09-10 09:56 AM   #74 
  - This sort of repression has been happening for more than 200 years  RufusTFirefly   Dec-09-10 10:59 AM   #76 
  - Wasn't this same thing said about Bev?  cottonseed   Dec-09-10 11:03 AM   #78 
  - K&R  LittleBlue   Dec-09-10 11:04 AM   #79 
  - these same journalists  SemperEadem   Dec-09-10 12:27 PM   #87 
 

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