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WikiLeaks Around the World

Friday, December 03, 2010

Derek Stoffel, national reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, discusses what the WikiLeaks cables have to say about Canada.  Then Scott Horton, contributing editor to Harper's Magazine and blogger for Harpers.org, talks about the leaked cables out of Madrid that reveal efforts by the U.S. State Department to obstruct criminal investigations involving Spain. And Time magazine Washington correspondent Massimo Calabresi talks about Julian Assange, the man behind WikiLeaks.

Guests:

Massimo Calabresi, Scott Horton and Derek Stoffel

Comments [10]

oscar from peru

i hate the way ppl with power invent news, as if it's a crime to try to prevent these baals that have infested this earth and have corrupted everything that is good, to give these demons a hint...STOP KILLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!STOP STEALING OTHER PPLS MONEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY SO YOU CAN PLAY REAL LIFE RISK WITH REAL PPLS LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!STOP TRYING TO SOUND LIKE A TEXTBOOOOKKK AND COMPLICATING THINGS,..IF YOU LIKE DOING THIS USE IT CONSTRUCTIVELY AND INVENT SOMETHING TO HELP HUMANITY!!!!!!!

Dec. 04 2010 02:32 PM
aroundincircles from usa

This whole subject is a tempset in a tea pot. In every organization, individuals express privately their opinions to each other on a wide variety of matters, in private. Ths is the social process of coming to consensus.
When some one actions violate the law, then you have a valid issue to address, but private informal discussions, that are not illegal, are the right of the4 individual.
Your radio shows just satisfies the goals of Assange, a rather deranged individual.

Dec. 03 2010 11:51 AM
freestuffffff from downtown manhattan

Could the Time Magazine guy sound a little more like a State Department shill? Condescending smears like "autodidactic erudition" in that smarmy tone of voice -- please. Time Magazine is dying a slow, well-deserved, death.

Dec. 03 2010 11:30 AM
Hugh Sansom

Massimo Calabresi is being very deceptive on Obama's record.

Obama fought revealing White House visitor logs -- after advocating release during the campaign.

The Obama has been _more_ aggressive and vicious than Bush in prosecuting leakers and whistleblowers. He has endorsed American spying on civilians.

Calabresi is walking the fine line between lie of omission and flat-out falsehood.

Dec. 03 2010 11:29 AM
nas

Did Assange say American founding values are based on the French Revolution? I think he's got the timeline flipped.

Dec. 03 2010 11:26 AM
sophia

If Obama is so concerned about openness in govt, he can start but giving us the name of the torturers and liars who got us into Iraq.

Oh, wait, he's covered up for and defended them.

Yes, we should all put our faith in Obama.

Dec. 03 2010 11:26 AM
Hugh Sansom

Obama has _at every turn_ paid lip-service to transparency, but has in action done just the opposite. Massimo Calabresi is just ignoring the facts on Obama's practice.

Part of what motivates Assange is the determination that a government -- the US government -- that is systematically working to deprive _everyone_ of privacy should be subject to the same standard.

Cryptome has done the same thing, on a smaller scale, when it has published the locations of the homes of people like Bill O'Reilly and Dick Cheney -- people who attack the rights of individual, average Americans, but who demand a different, privileged standard for themselves.

Assange is simply exposing American hypocrites and liars -- Obama, Bush, take your pick -- for what they are.

Dec. 03 2010 11:25 AM
Inquisigal from Brooklyn

Brian, it's media personalities like you, trying to create titillating news, that makes what the Canadian PM advisor said in regards to assassinating Assange news. It's obvious from the clip that he said what he did tongue in cheek. Come on now, stop adding to a TMZ news culture!

Dec. 03 2010 11:22 AM
Hugh Sansom

One thing that has emerged from the Wikileaks release is that _Obama_ threatened Spanish-American relations if Spain allowed investigation into American war crimes to proceed. That's arguably a violation of Obama's oath of office as regards his obligation to obey the law of the land (the US). That is, he would sacrifice American foreign relations in order to _subvert_ both foreign and domestic jurisprudence.

Dec. 03 2010 11:18 AM
John-Paul G from Elizabeth, NJ

I freakin' love Little Mosque on the Prairie. I think it'd work great in an American setting as well as Canadian since it has a Rush Limbaugh/right wing pundit parody as a main character. Though it's a surprise to me that only one of the cast members actually IS Muslim.

Dec. 03 2010 11:10 AM

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