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The must-see WikiLeaks documentary
December 12, 2010 6:18 PM   Subscribe

WikiRebels, the first in-depth documentary about WikiLeaks has (rather appropriately) been leaked to the web and is now available on Youtube. (Part 2 3 4).
posted by SkylitDrawl (10 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think a title like that warrants some explanation of why the doc is "must-see," aside from the implication that you saw it and liked it.
posted by james.c.macaulay at 6:49 PM on December 12, 2010


Saw this a few days ago. The most interesting information that was new to me was the WL connection to the CCC.
posted by phrontist at 6:55 PM on December 12, 2010


After watching the first 30 seconds: 1. Who the hell is SVT and why should I trust them; 2. Going by the level of rhetoric, they apparently learned their 'documentary' skills from Fox News, not Frontline.
posted by Twang at 7:56 PM on December 12, 2010


Sveriges Television I guess, Swedens public broadcasting station. Probably a slight left leaning slant but ussually pretty even handed. Though I don't know anything about swedish media in particular.
posted by Greald at 8:03 PM on December 12, 2010


Who the hell is SVT and why should I trust them?

I know it's about the most unpopular thing to say on the internet these days, but I keep asking myself the same question about Assange and Wikileaks. I'm all about openness and honesty, and I'm glad for some of the things I've seen Wikileaks bring to light. But I feel that it's naive to buy into the narrative that they're a heroic organization without any kind of agenda beyond "promoting honesty." I'm also unnerved by a person that, albeit somewhat timidly, identifies himself as a free-market libertarian on Forbes.com.
posted by TrialByMedia at 9:05 PM on December 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


There are no heroes anymore. Only men who don't follow orders.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 11:27 PM on December 12, 2010


Only men who don't follow orders.

Orders?... Orders from Who?? Orders from the people it's elected to govern?... Govern from which side?...The side that you are in pro off or the side that you are against to?. Half of the country is against an idea, the other half is fighting for it and hating other ideas that the other side are in pro off.
posted by CRESTA at 12:24 AM on December 13, 2010


I'm all about openness and honesty, and I'm glad for some of the things I've seen Wikileaks bring to light. But I feel that it's naive to buy into the narrative that they're a heroic organization without any kind of agenda beyond "promoting honesty."

Not to mention that they might also be manipulated by foreign governments who might be feeding it calculated leaks. Zbigniew Brzezinski recently said, "I have no doubt that WikiLeaks is getting a lot of the stuff from sort of relatively unimportant sources, like the one that perhaps is identified on the air. But it may be getting stuff at the same time from interested intelligence parties who want to manipulate the process and achieve certain very specific objectives."
posted by shivohum at 6:53 AM on December 13, 2010


Wikileaks thread gets only 9 comments in 12 hours shock
posted by memebake at 7:00 AM on December 13, 2010


Rap News 5: Wikileaks & the war on journalism (ft. Julian Assange)
posted by tybeet at 5:19 PM on December 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


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