Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Colbert Report takes on WikiLeaks.

The Colbert Report takes on Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. Assange, the site’s director and founder, answers questions surrounding “Collateral Murder.” Please watch the interview if you are curious about the editing of the video, the title, the purpose of exposing the Apache helicopter attack, and what Assange truly knows about war.

A few days after “Collateral Murder” was released I saw a lot of chatter of “this is why I don’t support the troops.” I find it interesting that only when something of this magnitude happens (like the Guantanamo Bay scandal), everyone becomes interested in the war again and curses all service members. Do not prosecute the whole. If you honestly believe all troops conducted themselves in this manner and condone what took place in “Collateral Murder” then you are as sadly mistaken as those firing upon innocent civilians.

If you find yourself quick to judge, I suggest enlisting. You’ll soon realize war is not as black and white as you may think…and that is does not fit neatly into what you think is right and wrong.

Click here to watch the interview.

WikiLeaks site.

Side note: Is anyone really paying attention? The Colbert Report interview has only generated two comments and five days ago WikiLeaks had raised $150K. WikiLeaks took to their twitter account, "Raised>$150K in donations since Mon. New funding model for journalism: try doing it for a change.” Ouch. WikiLeaks is not pleased…you all better donate or else. Maybe with a little more money, Assange can buy a personality and make a better website.


Blogger Allie said...

most people only pay attention to the bits and pieces that support their thoughts and feelings, whether it is good or bad. most people are not properly informed, and to be properly informed you have to spend a lot of time hunting down the truth and that by itself is a lot of work. and unfortunately when people look for the bad thats what they will find. for the people that care and do take the time to find the truth, hopefully enough people will be listening.

good post kate.

4/13/2010 01:59:00 PM  

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