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Politically correct and politically wrong

Thwack — the Mulcher has been ticked off by the feminist blog The Dawn Chorus. (Hello, Dawns.) The trouble magnet is once again J. Assange, this time prompted by the rape allegations against him. Ms. 45 wonders that “Crikey wonder[s] why they don’t have female readers.” The ubiquitous Mel Campbell is “pretty disappointed” I should [...]

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Governments: Ku Klux Klan okay, WikiLeaks not

“I can use Visa and Mastercard to pay for porn and support anti-abortion fanatics, Prop 8 homophobic bigots, and the Ku Klux Klan. But I can’t use them or PayPal to support Wikileaks…” – Jeff Jarvis, academic, media guru and überblogger. That remark here. His column Wikileaks: Power shifts from secrecy to transparency, here. + [...]

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The Man Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The headline is from the Guardian‘s editorial, “WikiLeaks: The man who kicked the hornet’s nest.” Somewhere in Paris, Lisbeth Salander is hacking away, one Spartacus among many in the WikiLeaks  movement.

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Our Julian: Restoring our distrust in institutions

If you’re still tabulating the pros and cons of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, flip over to Jack Shafer‘s article, “Why I Love Wikileaks: For restoring distrust in our most important institutions.” The headline pretty much tells the story. Shafer is Slate’s estimable and original media critic; his follow-up is: “Julian Assange’s Great Luck: Why his [...]

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