Ellsberg's Take

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Daniel Ellsberg, activist and subject of the film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, weighs in on the significance of the Afghanistan WikiLeaks documents. Then, David Carr, media columnist for the business section of the New York Times, offers media analysis of the WikiLeaks leak and talks about what it says about newspapers.


David Carr and Daniel Ellsberg

Comments [5]

David from Yonkers, ny

In answer to the question "What can you do to Wiki Leaks?" If their leak results in deaths of American service people or innocent civilians, Wikileak could be classified as a terrorist organization.

Jul. 28 2010 11:52 AM
Mike C. from Tribeca

I doubt the leak of these docs will wake up the public. At the moment, and for the next month or so, we're all too busy barbequeing.

By the way, where's Mr. Ellsberg go? He got a few words in and vanished.

Jul. 28 2010 11:48 AM
john from office

There is no draft, so the children of the upper westside are not in danger, so the correlation with vietnam, in incorrect.

The press is so self important. I hope their sons and daughters are put in harms way by these leaks.

Jul. 28 2010 11:45 AM
David from Yonkers, ny

Perhaps you should pause in your celebration of the Wiki leaks and consider how enemies of the US are now sifting through 92 thousand classified documents from US military sources. I hear very little discussion about how these documents might give aid and comfort to US enemies.

Jul. 28 2010 11:44 AM
john from office

The guest host holds this man up as a hero, he is a traitor, who should have spent his life in jail. The ego, to think he can change history, because he chose to.

The difference is that Obama is in the whitehouse not Nixon, the press is behind him, this will die down. If it were a republican in the whitehouse, the howling would be endless.

The host should challenge the guest with the words he uses, like massacre.

Jul. 28 2010 11:38 AM

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