12 Jan 2011 21:54
Re: Leaks do an end around the media mix?
John Young <cryptome@...>
2011-01-12 20:54:47 GMT
2011-01-12 20:54:47 GMT
Bear in mind that despite the blovia about 250,000 cables allegedly to be released, only 2,017 have been made public, less than 1 percent. Not in waves but in very slow drips with days when none appear despite tongues drooling in expectation. It remains to be seen what the full collection will reveal about the first tiny biased batch which was apparently selected for highest dramatic impact and as the article states, controversy, in accord with Wikileaks' intention, with ever greater hyperbolic bombshells since the fall of 2009. A comprehensive grasp of the Cablegate-branded cache is yet to come, for now only artful and dreadful extrapolation fed very carefully by WL and its media partners for commercial rewards -- rewards which they admittedly relish bragging about yet continue to beg for more under various schemes of imaginary threat and insistence on public protection against boogeymen all too like themselves. Due to the lack of transparency in Wikileaks and its MSM partners, all of which claim confidentiality about their finances, sources, editorial policy and complicity with authorities, and all of whom have refused to provide to the public the raw, undoctored, unspun, files to which they have full, privileged access, it is not possible to verify much of anything that has been claimed by the Wikileaks business cartel hiding behind public benefit cloaks -- typical of scoundrels. They presume to claim their trustworthiness compared to those they allegedly oppose but do not disclose their own secrets, in effect mirroring those they claim to challenge, in behavior, in braggardy, in disdain for criticism, in vaunting their importance, in unceasing appeal financial and, ye gads get in bed with the enemy, legislative protection to head off rather long-toothed conventional threats that are no different in vaporosity from opponents. This lack of imagination by Wikileaks and cohorts could be excused if it was seen as carnivalesque clownism. Or lower spinal stem advertisment. Or fey ignorant anti-intellectualism favored by bald and shaggy maned continentals. Or Onion grade sophmoric halitosic humor. Or simply tawdry political cupidity. These are all successful, and thus highly reproducible in the abysmal standards of screedism, not to tar all honest journalists with this brush but very much to mastic their editors, publishers and the investors jerking the strings of the craven wretches. To wit, old fart Pilger sucking Julian's pickle in The New Statesman, aping Ellsberg's shamelessness. There will be those who will find gold among this dross, and to those a salute, the venals will profit from your freely given investigation which they will take credit for as Wikileaks has fucked Bradley Manning and other sources kept secret nor for their safety but for the benefit of the public fuckers. Bear too in mind little light has been shed on secret operations of authoritatives, Wikileaks among them, instead the informative light has grown dimmer as the celebrity spotlights increase luminosity of the stars and their sucklings.