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Leaks reporting

So here’s my question around the WikiLeaks controversy:

Instead of – or in addition to – reporting on what the documents published by WikiLeaks actually contain, has there been any investigative reporting done on who might be the one who provided those documents to the site? That seems like some actual reporting that might be of interest and would certainly shed light on what the motivations would be behind providing the documents. Is there a criminal investigation underway?

That all would be just as much in the public interest as what the documents contained and isn’t simply the rehashing of the meta-narrative of reporting on the reporting but would require actual shoe-leather journalism.

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2 thoughts on “Leaks reporting

  1. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704679204575646930668079628.html has the details. Yeah, he’s already in custody and will be tried via military tribunal. Likely he’ll spend life in military prison.

    Posted by Rick Klau | November 30, 2010, 2:59 pm
    • Hadn’t seen that so thanks for adding it here, Rick. I was a little worried everyone had gotten so caught up in the other aspects of the story that no one was looking at what appeared to me to be the central point.

      Posted by CThilk | November 30, 2010, 3:54 pm

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