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ocpagu Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 10:07 PM
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Assange slams Western media as 'liars'
Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblower website Wikileaks has harshly criticized Western news outlets for distorting information, describing them as liars.

"Media organizations that proudly tell the public that they seek the truth are liars," Assange said in a lecture delivered by video conference on Thursday during the opening of an InfoTrends event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Huffington Post reported.

Currently held under house arrest in London for allegations of sexual assault, the Wikileaks founder singled out for criticism the prominent US daily The New York Times and major British daily The Guardian, with which the website signed deals for publication of leaked, classified US diplomatic cables.

"The media groups of the West, the The New York Times and The Guardian, but especially The Guardian, broke our agreements, removing crimes from the telegrams that were released to the public," he noted, referring specifically to the case of the Bulgarian government.

The Guardian cut two thirds of the documents, hid from the Bulgarian population basic information about the corruption of its government, he added.

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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 10:10 PM
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1. "Slams," or "correctly describes as?"
n/t
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 10:36 PM
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3. LOL, so true.
PB
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 10:33 PM
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2. The truth hurts.
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 04:10 AM
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4. Although technically accurate, doesn't "business model" sound better?
What a mess we're in.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 05:39 AM
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5. What media?
We don't have a fucking media.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 11:11 AM
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6. And it is getting WORSE.
Just take a look at the recent US Military involvement in Libya.

At least in the run-up to the Invasion of Iraq,
there WAS a slight voice of The Opposition in The US Media.
For Libya, there was NONE...ZERO.


You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their excuses.

Solidarity!
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polly7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 01:26 PM
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7. He's right. nt.
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craticdemo Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 02:13 PM
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8. Well, aren't they??
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