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Fun MoveOn video cherry picks footage to show Breitbart backing terrorists.
Democracy Now talking to Dan Ellsberg who says, yes, WikiLeaks bombshell release comparable to Pentagon Papers. Watch WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange presser… Terrific Amy Davidson analysis of WikiLeaks release: is proper question "can we do war better" or should we be in Afghanistan at all?… David Corn critiques those who say "nothing new" in docs—actually, they show "ground truth."
ProPublica: CIA officer who destroyed waterboarding video, never punished, now back at CIA as a contractor.
Roland Hedley of Fox News—via Doonesbury—now spying on Joe McGinnis up at Sarah Palin’s place in Alaska.
Attendees at Netroots Nation vote for Sarah Palin as candidate they hope wins GOP nod in 2012.
WikiLeaks bombshell raises essential, touchy questions about war in Afghanistan–but also about US media coverage, and decision to publish documents. Don’t miss full report and extensive links and analysis here at Media Fix.
Just one angle: How the leak reveals the new state of the media, a kind of Pentagon Papers in real time, with all docs out there and anyone can join in publishing and analyzing them. Jay Rosen asks some good questions here.