Fact-Free Accusations About WikiLeaks

#Opinion

Wed, Aug 25th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Salon's Glenn Greenwald realizes that it shouldn't, but it nonetheless still amaze him when "I listen to professional political commentators make factual assertions without having the slightest idea or concern for whether they're actually true."

"There is not a shred of evidence that any act WikiLeaks has undertaken -- including the release of the last batch of Afghan war documents -- 'has killed people.' To say that Assange is 'a murderer of American and Afghani people' is so far removed from reality, exhibits such an irresponsible detachment from the truth, that it's hard to express in words. Even the Pentagon admits that there is no evidence whatsoever to support critics' factual claims."

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