Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wikileaks Didn't "Dump" All Cables Received

A recent article in succinctly puts to rest a common claim about Wikileaks:
Spreading the lie that WikiLeaks posted all the cables.

WikiLeaks has posted fewer than 2,000 of the 251,287 cables in its possession. The whistleblower released those documents in tandem with major news outlets including the Guardian, El Pais and Le Monde, and used most of the redactions employed by those papers to protect the identities of people whose lives could be endangered by exposure. The AP detailed this process in a December 3 article, but this did not stop officials and pundits from howling that WikiLeaks "indiscriminately" dumped all the cables online. Much of the media mindlessly repeated the claim.

There's seven more lies in the following article:

8 Smears and Misconceptions About WikiLeaks Spread By the Media
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd and Tana Ganeva
December 31, 2010

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