Julian Assange have you done the right thing?

Dear Julian,

You have undoubtedly permanently changed the manner in which news is disseminated and distributed.

Often media plays God by deciding what the Public should read and not read. They assume the readers are adolescents who cannot be trusted with the truth. Political correctness has reached nauseating levels and the “real” truth is conveniently misplaced, overlooked or tampered with by the media.

You have done a service to all free thinking people.

Of course there will be causalities. But this is a small price to pay for revealing the sordidness of  government wheeling dealing and the shenanigans of the self appointed guardians of the human race.

But was this the right thing to do and is this the truth?

WikiLeaks publishes full cache of unredacted cables

Former media partners condemn WikiLeaks’ decision to make public documents identifying activists and whistleblowers

The move has been strongly condemned by the five previous media partners – the Guardian, New York Times, El Pais, Der Spiegel and Le Monde – who have worked with WikiLeaks publishing carefully selected and redacted documents.

“We deplore the decision of WikiLeaks to publish the unredacted state department cables, which may put sources at risk,” the organisations said in a joint statement.

“Our previous dealings with WikiLeaks were on the clear basis that we would only publish cables which had been subjected to a thorough joint editing and clearance process. We will continue to defend our previous collaborative publishing endeavour. We cannot defend the needless publication of the complete data – indeed, we are united in condemning it.

“The decision to publish by Julian Assange was his, and his alone.”

What I find offensive is that these leading publications usually play God….but in this case are they right?

Mark Ulyseas
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