NYTimes: WikiLeaks Becoming More Journalistic (Uh Oh)

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I don’t think I need to really spell out why this comment from the New York Times’s Bill Keller is rather scary:

Keller did allow that WikiLeaks “has moved more in the direction of behaving like a journalistic organization. They have gone from an absolutist view of transparency with an at least suggested motive of embarrassing or bringing down bad governments to an organization that has been leaking out the documents in a more journalistic fashion, [including] redacting them. I don’t think they’ve become my kind of news organization, but they have evolved.”

OK, I can’t resist one comment…Using the words of George Orwell:

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

10:39 pm on December 16, 2010
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