WE ARE BRADLEY MANNING: Hedges Knocks Press

English: Support for Bradley Manning via postc...

English: Support for Bradley Manning via postcard from Portugal, August 2010 Deutsch: Unterstützerpostkarte an bradley Manning aus Portugal, August 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

…The cowardice of The New York Times, El Pais, Der Spiegel and Le Monde, all of which used masses of the material Manning passed on to WikiLeaks and then callously turned their backs on him, is one of journalism’s greatest shames. These publications made little effort to cover Manning’s pretrial hearings, a failure that shows how bankrupt and anemic the commercial press has become. Rescuing what honor of our trade remains has been left to a handful of independent, often marginalized reporters and a small number of other individuals and groups—including Glenn Greenwald, Alexa O’Brien, Nathan Fuller, Kevin Gosztola (who writes for Firedog Lake), the Bradley Manning Support Network, political activist Kevin Zeese and the courtroom sketch artist Clark Stoeckley, along with The Guardian, which also published the WikiLeaks documents. But if our domesticated press institutions believe that by refusing to defend or report on Manning they will escape the wrath of the security and surveillance state, they are stunningly naive…

 

via Chris Hedges: We Are Bradley Manning – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig.

 

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