Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

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Goddamn libertarian message board. Hugh Akston

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ACLU wrote:"Criminally prosecuting a publisher for the publication of truthful information would be a first in American history, and unconstitutional. The government did not cross that Rubicon with today’s indictment, but the worst case scenario cannot yet be ruled out. We have no assurance that these are the only charges the government plans to bring against Mr. Assange. Further, while there is no First Amendment right to crack a government password, this indictment characterizes as ‘part of’ a criminal conspiracy the routine and protected activities journalists often engage in as part of their daily jobs, such as encouraging a source to provide more information. Given President Trump’s and his administration’s well-documented attacks on the freedom of the press, such characterizations are especially worrisome.”
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I'm much more sure now that Assange probably did what the Swedes accused him of, but I also find myself suspecting he's going to end up in the US, not Sweden.

And, ha. Mass-murdering people with drones, spying on everyone, and torturing Chelsea Manning was perfectly fine, but "encroaching on core press freedoms" was where they drew the line? Really?

'Mr. President, the optics would be bad." is probably closer to the truth.
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What Eric said.
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Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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I didn't see anyone drawing a line. My browser must not have rendered it properly.

But here is a partial list of other things the Freedom of the Press Foundation has been shamefully silent on:

climate change
police-involved shootings
the Trump Administration's disastrous economic policies
the Disney-Fox merger
LeBron leaving Cleveland for the Lakers
Green Book winning Best Picture
animal rights
separating families at the border
Harambe (mourn ya til I join ya)
the Ant-Man proctology theory for Endgame
the shameless exploitation of veterans at sporting events for purposes of military recruitment
Greenpeace's vandalization of the Nazca Lines in Peru
Kiernan Shipka's wardrobe in season 2 of Sabrina
Pizza Rat, Pretzel Rat, and to a lesser extent, Rat Rat
Tumblr's porn purge
Marie Kondo
that blurry photo of a black hole

Why would the Freedom of the Press Foundation take a public stand against a publisher being charged for publishing accurate information and not comment at all on these many other important issues? Is the Freedom of the Press Foundation a bunch of hypocrites? Is there something the Freedom of the Press Foundation is hiding? Is the Freedom of the Press Foundation in league with the Trump Administration? Is the Freedom of the Press Foundation being secretly run out of the Kremlin? Probably! There's simply no other reasonable explanation why the Freedom of the Press Foundation would comment about an issue pertaining to the freedom of the press while ignoring the other issues that have real impacts on real people.
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Did he mention succulent Chinese meals as that pic was taken?
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I believe he had 3 questions before you could cross Tower Bridge.
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Does this make Pam Anderson Galadriel?

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That one brief glimpse of Assange being escorted to the paddy wagon has such a Jerry Lundegaard getting arrested feel to it.
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Someone may or may not be calling an embassy about what shelter they left the cat at.
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Last week, Assange criminally encouraged the theft of documents. This week, Assange did not criminally encouraged the theft of documents.
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Aggravated first-degree contempterator Chelsea Manning is back on the streets, posing a very real threat to any courthouse she passes.
Manning was released Thursday afternoon, after the grand jury's term expired — but the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Virginia already has subpoenaed her to appear before a new grand jury panel, according to a tweet from Manning's account.
Manning is due to return to federal court on May 16. Despite an offer of immunity, she has refused to answer questions about WikiLeaks, saying she already has shared what she knows.
How the Republic and the very sky above remain standing after Manning's refusal to answer the same questions she already answered in a previous hearing is unclear.
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Hugh Akston wrote:Aggravated first-degree contempterator Chelsea Manning is back on the streets, posing a very real threat to any courthouse she passes.
Manning was released Thursday afternoon, after the grand jury's term expired — but the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Virginia already has subpoenaed her to appear before a new grand jury panel, according to a tweet from Manning's account.
Manning is due to return to federal court on May 16. Despite an offer of immunity, she has refused to answer questions about WikiLeaks, saying she already has shared what she knows.
How the Republic and the very sky above remain standing after Manning's refusal to answer the same questions she already answered in a previous hearing is unclear.
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Trump spilled secret intelligence in a Fox News interview.



Yet somehow Chelsea Manning is a bad person.
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thoreau wrote:
21 May 2019, 11:36
Trump spilled secret intelligence in a Fox News interview.



Yet somehow Chelsea Manning is a bad person.
Maybe they're both bad persons?

And maybe different people have different authority when it comes to classified material?
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Chelsea Manning attempted suicide in prison. Fortunately she survived, because if she had died she would have been physically incapable of testifying about something she has already testified about. Learned experts assure me that such a thing would undoubtedly undermine the foundations of the extremely legitimate American legal system.
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Now Manning has been ordered released from prison
She was scheduled to appear in court on Friday, but the judge ruled that it was no longer necessary for her to testify.
So the legal system blinks on holding this monster accountable for her heinous crime of declining to speak just as God in His righteous wrath sends a plague to decimate the Republic. Coincidence?

And to prove that you can't have a nice meal of basic human decency without a side of mayo-covered fytw:
She accrued more than $250,000 (£198,000) in fines for refusing to co-operate with the inquiry. Her legal team had asked for these to be vacated, but the judge said they must be paid in full.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
13 Mar 2020, 01:11
Now Manning has been ordered released from prison
She was scheduled to appear in court on Friday, but the judge ruled that it was no longer necessary for her to testify.
So the legal system blinks on holding this monster accountable for her heinous crime of declining to speak just as God in His righteous wrath sends a plague to decimate the Republic. Coincidence?

And to prove that you can't have a nice meal of basic human decency without a side of mayo-covered fytw:
She accrued more than $250,000 (£198,000) in fines for refusing to co-operate with the inquiry. Her legal team had asked for these to be vacated, but the judge said they must be paid in full.
And because it needs repeating whenever Manning is discussed, the way he was treated the first year of his detention was an inhumane disgrace. For that alone, she has paid her debt for the crimes he committed and then some. Returning her to confinement and saddling her with monetary fines is shameful. There's no other word for it.
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