Wikileaks Spin: The Public's Right to Know vs. the National Security State
Interview with Danny Schechter, award-winning investigative independent filmmaker, author and editor at MediaChannel.org, conducted by Scott Harris
With his unauthorized release of thousands of classified military files related to the U.S. war in Afghanistan this summer, Australian citizen Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, became an internationally known public figure virtually overnight. Over the past few weeks, WikiLeaks has released thousands of secret U.S. State Department cables, exposing Washington's confidential discussions of international issues and assessments of heads of state. With less than one percent of the estimated 250,000 cables published on the Internet or in the pages of five newspapers that were given the entire archive, there is the potential for future dramatic revelations.