Podcast Episode 3 – Wikileaks

by Francis Wooby on December 10, 2010

A brief chat about how the seemingly peripheral Wikileaks-associated issues are, to my mind, more important than the content being leaked.

Thanks to The Donts for putting their music up on Podcast Alley!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Megan December 12, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Bad podcaster! Bad!

Good to have you back.

Gordon Cameron December 12, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Unfortunately Francis this post won’t be as debatable as my comments usually are (yes, I know you can take that two ways) as I happen to agree with you. Why couldn’t you have come out against freedom of information, then we could have had a real discussion.

By-the-bye the Wikileak’s dude’s name is Assange not Dosanjh. Don’t worry I’m sure a lot of people get ex-BC premiers and current Liberal MPs mixed up with people posting classified documents on the Internet all the time.

Francis Wooby December 12, 2010 at 7:57 pm

@Gord Ha! I knew you’d find a way to slip some right-wing propaganda in there somewhere. Well played, sir. Well played.

@Megan If you’re going to hit me with a rolled up newspaper, at least then there’ll be some use for NNSL product!

Deborah December 25, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I just finished listening to your podcast on wikileaks and I just wanted to say thanks for separating wikileaks from Julian Assange’s (sp?) alleged sexual assault. It really bothers me that there has been this knee-jerk reaction from Assagne’s supporters that these allegations MUST be false because of the work he does for wikileaks. And not that the MAY be true in spite of the work he does with wikileaks. They are two separate issues and attacking the women who have made the allegation personally and directly is despicable. I, for one, thought we were moving away from blaming victims of sexual assault for the crime. But this whole shit storm has shown me otherwise.

Francis Wooby December 27, 2010 at 9:52 am

@Deborah,

Thanks for pointing that out. It is really depressing how society’s default setting is to either ignore sexual assault, or assume the victim is lying or is somehow responsible. It doesn’t help that this involves a growing folk hero of the Internet and a cast of bullying government and corporate agencies trying to shut him down.

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