Prosecution case against Manning puts American media on "enemies list"

The New Yorker points out the obvious implication if leaking to the press is taken as aiding the enemy:
Wikileaks “released” to the public, and in coöperation with other media outlets, not at some Al Qaeda dead drop. Readers of the New York Times, the Guardian, and other publications read it, too, after those outlets made the files not only available but more easily searchable. Perhaps another prosecutor, in this case or the next one, will argue that a defendant should have “understood the nature” of the Times. Or that of The New Yorker. What might it have meant, legally, if a copy of our magazine, bought at a news kiosk in Karachi, was found rolled up on the floor of bin Laden’s complex in Abbottabad? How much are we meant to be judged by what we can guess about the character of our readers?


  1. Nothing to see here — go back to your prolefeed.
    Minipax unbellyfeel unperson Manning… Miniluv crimestop Press. 

  2. Damn, I love that The New Yorker uses a diaresis in cooperate. It’s just so f-ing quaint.

  3. – Support constitutional democracy worldwide.
    – Let no one know who we were.
    – The Elder Gods will not suffer critical angst among their feedstock save it dons a Federal Sigil.
    – Do not act skittish about restocking the honeypot. It must be full at all times.

  4. He gave information to the public. They accuse him that he gave information to the enemy. Therefore: public is the enemy.

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