FORA.tv is pleased to present WikiLeaks: Security Threat or Media Savior?
, a new video series examining the controversy surrounding Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
To people like Sarah Palin and Rep. John Boehner, Assange is a villian and a traitor. To people like Daniel Ellsberg and Amy Goodman, Assange is a hero and perhaps a savior of journalism.
Assange, meanwhile, sees himself as a messenger
of truth, pointing out he is simply distributing what others are leaking. On this he has a strong argument. Is the role of WikiLeaks any different than that of the New York Times
when it published the Pentagon Papers? The "truth" here is complicated, and in the end, perhaps nothing more than nuanced opinion.
Enjoy these provocative videos
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