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Old 01-17-2011, 10:12 PM
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Default Re: Wikileaks

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Originally Posted by Kenny_C.002 View Post
As it stands, it is a crime (at least in the US) for Wikileaks to do what they are doing, regardless of whether or not the US citizens should know. I find this interesting, since it's like there isn't a legal method for things like this to surface in a normal and natural manner. If that is the case, then should the government be hiding all of these secrets?
Wikileaks is not committing a crime. If anyone committed a crime it was the person that stole the information. Wikileaks is a news source as much as the Wall Street Journal and NBC. When a news organization (here Wikileaks) obtains information that is newsworthy --doesn't matter if it was stolen-- it can be published as long as the news organization had nothing to do with the theft.

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