Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Well, wadda ya know? The NY Times takes a stand :-)

The New York Times..."Serving the public interest!"   You can't make this stuff up, can you:
"The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won't be posted here."—New York Times, on the Climategate emails, Nov. 20, 2009.
"The articles published today and in coming days are based on thousands of United States embassy cables, the daily reports from the field intended for the eyes of senior policy makers in Washington. . . . The Times believes that the documents serve an important public interest, illuminating the goals, successes, compromises and frustrations of American diplomacy in a way that other accounts cannot match."—New York Times, on the WikiLeaks documents, Nov. 29, 2010.

19 comments:

beamish said...

Agenda.

The first one demonstrated a conspiracy manipulating and falsifying data for a particularly lucrative psuedo-scientific agenda aimed at the pursuit of wealth redistribution on a global scale.

The second one demonstrates that our State Department is run by a moron following the foreign policy of an imbecile, which really isn't news to anyone.

Z said...

agenda is right....but, as perfectly horrifying this is for our safety so it shouldn't make anybody really happy, it sure does reveal so clearly what conservatives keep trying to get Americans to wake up to: MEDIA BIAS TOWARD THE LEFT.

beamish said...

Well, I don't know if the Wikileaks stuff is all that damaging to anyone outside Foggy Bottom. I'm straining myself to give a damn, and coming up with nothing.

The global warming mythology, however, by necessity must outlive Obama's four short years as President.

And so, one is supressed (evidence that "climate change" activism is idiocy cubed) and the other is thrown under the bus (so what if it hurts Obama's foreign policy... leftism will outlive him.)

It's a calculation.

Z said...

well, Beam, I'm not sure other countries thinking twice before they share terror info with America is a good idea, do you?
I'm hearing there's some damning stuff about banks screwing us and that's why the Holder kooks finally actually showed some emotion for getting Assange arrested.

beamish said...

But, not to let a crisis go to waste, this is really about the over-reach to censor the Internet in the name of "national security."

beamish said...

I'm not sure other countries thinking twice before they share terror info with America is a good idea, do you?

What terror info?

The "war on terrorism" ended in 2006. Counter-terrorism isn't even mentioned in defense spending authorizations anymore, courtesy of Pelosi.

We're in Afghanistan to walk ruts and smoke opium.

beamish said...

Why not make it a honeypot?

Everyone that downloads the Wikileaks files gets a nasty computer virus.

highboy said...

The New York Times is a treason committing, morally bankrupt, irresponsible pool of garbage and should have been shut down years ago. Why anyone thinks they're credible is beyond me.

Ticker said...

For the most part the Wikileaks stuff is nothing new and is relative minor unless you really think you are hiding something that no one was aware of. Oh, yes it contained some embarrassing information on interrogation and prisoner so called torture but that was not new to anyone. Of course some of our "allies" want to appear "lily white" which they ain't by a long shot and their means of information extraction makes waterboarding look like a Sunday school picnic. Waterboarding is nothing more than psychological and does no physical harm to anyone but of course the damn libtrards and the fools in this administration think, no they don't think as they are incapable of anything so simple, they assume it is horrible.
Regardless of these facts the NYT has always been teetering on the borderline of treason from Viet Nam until today. Why they haven't been slapped down is beyond me but then again I am not in charge. They are a leftist group that thrives on embarrassing the US in any way possible especially if it links back to a republican president. My cure, a good bucket of tar, some feathers and a good rail and ride their sorry ass across to Canada and dare them to come back under threat of a good strong rope and a nice tall tree.

Anonymous said...

"But, not to let a crisis go to waste, this is really about the over-reach to censor the Internet in the name of "national security.""

Beamish, yes that's the logical conclusion based on what this thugocracy has done so far. They don't miss a beat, do they? It's called "net neutrality". A rather benign term for the hammer coming down on free speech.

Of course what it really is, is blaming the vehicle used for the crime, instead of the criminals who leaked them in the first place.

However, it won't matter, it's the way their censorship will be sold, like the scanners and pat downs at the airports.

Pris

WomanHonorThyself said...

hackers are already shutting down visa and mastercard....the beat goes on Z!

JINGOIST said...

Z, that was one heckuva clever post! I had to chuckle at the way you put them together. LOL!

Z said...

highboy, you're right about that...good to catch them in the act, tho!

Ticker, I'm not quite as easy about the leaks as you are, but I know you're not alone. Clinton wouldn't be beating bushes if it were quite so simple. People need to trust us, and they don't need BENEDICT ARNOLDS like Pfc Manning to revealing their secrets!

Pris, I think they should definitely make a HUGE case about Manning, you're right...and we hear almost nothing about HIM!
All the left's doing now is blaming Sweden for getting Assange and saying Sweden's in America's pocket; Just continuing the insults to our allies where the Wikileaks info left off!

Angel, shutting them down from Wikileaks' site, yes.

Jingo, I've done this in the past but, this time, I got these as an email! Wish I could take the credit :-)

Opus #6 said...

I remember somebody promised transparency.

Now we have it. All of the left's agenda is exposed.

Gramma 2 Many said...

So good to know they have a set of moral standards that they uphold,isn't it?
My Santa is my very favorite Christmas image. I think it speaks volumes about the day. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess.........
Wish I lived close enough to hear you sing, it would be such a blessing.

Z said...

Opus, that's a good one..we sure do have transparency which has revealed the left.

Gramma, thanks for responding to my comment at your place. I wish you could come, too. I've got an awful earache but I can sing! Please remember me in a prayer or two this morning! I wish we could record it properly but that church's sound guy says it's not easy to record 3 or 4 microphones at the same time...they don't have the tech capacity :-( I'm hoping a friend can record it on her cell phone but it won't be the quality I can post here.
Maybe I"ll post MARY DID YOU KNOW, which I sang a couple of years ago again at Christmas.!! Thanks

MK said...

Well they can take all the stands they want to, but the wikiscum and the ny slimes are pretty much the same.

beamish said...

Ticker, I'm not quite as easy about the leaks as you are, but I know you're not alone. Clinton wouldn't be beating bushes if it were quite so simple. People need to trust us, and they don't need BENEDICT ARNOLDS like Pfc Manning to revealing their secrets!

I wouldn't bad mouth Benedict Arnold like that. He betrayed the American Revolution over money. He paid for arms and equipment for the militias and was promised compensation for them by Congress and Congress told him to go pee up a rope for repayment.

Manning just had a mental breakdown because his gay lover dumped him. Yes, what Manning did was wrong, but so was giving security clearance access to sensitive, unencrypted data to a Private First Class with mental problems in the first place.

Who leaked the information, ultimately?

The Obama administration did.

beamish said...

Hence, "our State Department is run by a moron following the foreign policy of an imbecile"