‘You Failed to Break the Spirit of Bradley Manning’: An Open Letter to President Obama

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 5:12 pm

Dear President Obama:

As commander in chief, you’ve been responsible for the treatment of the most high-profile whistleblower in the history of the U.S. armed forces. Under your command, the United States military tried — and failed — to crush the spirit of Bradley Manning.

 

Sunday Late Night: Remind Me? Who Did You Fire, Mr President?

By: Sunday May 1, 2011 9:15 pm

Mr President, please don’t mock Donald Trump for his firing skills. Trump may be a circus midway sideshow manager whose trademark catchphrase now defines the Great American Recession’s zeitgeist.

But you, sir, are no standout in the “You’re Fired” department.

This Shameful Abuse of Bradley Manning

By: Friday March 11, 2011 7:00 pm

The WikiLeaks suspect’s mistreatment amounts to torture. Either President Obama knows this or he should make it his business.

Washington Tweets While Libyans Are Massacred

By: Sunday February 20, 2011 6:00 pm

Washington’s response to the massacre and uprising in Libya is to add new twitter feeds. Activists in Libya have apparently taken over Benghazi and are not in the streets of Tripoli.

Unlike the Guardian, the NYT Told State Precisely What WikiLeaks Cables It Would Publish

By: Tuesday February 1, 2011 4:20 pm

The contrast between the NYT and the Guardian is instructive: the NYT sent over every cable they planned to publish. Whereas the Guardian refused to specify which cables they’d publish.

Under cover of off the record meetings with top national security officials, the NYT collaborated with the government, at the least on damage control, if not their investigation of WikiLeaks. The Guardian, by contrast, was unwilling to do more than warn State what general topics they’d cover on a day to day basis.

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