Media Power vs. Political Power
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(Title) as “morally guilty” to describe the wikileaks Robert Gates commented publicly last week to release thousands of secret documents about the war in Afghanistan.
This action, according to the Pentagon is likely to cost lives and damage the confidence of allies and exposes the methods of collecting confidential information from the U.S. and reveal the names of persons who were contacts.
Gates and the leader of General Staff of the armed forces of the U.S. Admiral Mike Mioulen appeared in TV programs expressing their concerns about disclosure of confidential documents, but also the potential to reveal further in the future.
“My position on this matter is that there are two types of obligations. This is a legal obligation and is subject to Ministry of Justice and others, not mine. However, there is moral guilt. And here I think the verdict on the Wikileaks is ‘guilty’. The done without thinking of the consequences, “Gates said on the show” This week, the Christian Amanpour “.
The Mioulen the show told NBC” Meet thw Press “to describe the brain” without precedent “.
Internet & Politics 2008
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