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Archive for December 21st, 2010

Here is his latest article, illustrating how NY Times and other papers routinely divulge information — and rightly so! — that is far more secret and consequential than Wikileaks is accused of doing.

I have admired some of Greenwald’s writings in the past. But on Wikileaks and related First Amendment issues, he has been nothing short of breathtaking, a one man army. He has made every point worth making. He has repeatedly pointed out the dangers to free speech from an Assange prosecution, and the legal equivalence between Wikileaks and traditional newspapers. He was the first to reveal to a broad audience the inhuman conditions in which Manning is being held. He has been passionate in his appeals, razor-sharp in his arguments and accurate in his facts. With every article, he has exposed the hypocrisy/evilness of the US administration on this issue and has furthered the cause for liberty and free speech.

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I donated some money to Greenwald today via Paypal. It was not so much to help him financially — I am sure he earns a good salary from his Salon column and other gigs — but more to express my support and admiration. This is what I wrote in my message: I am a libertarian. Likely we don’t agree on a lot. But for everything you have written about Wikileaks, you are my hero.

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