I might be going up against the Rabble moderators in posting this, but I think there is a need for a thread on the role of mainstream media in the WikiLeaks issue The other thread in this section was moved to "More WikiLeaking" and now that thread is closed due to technical probs.
So, lets try it again? [with apologoies to the mods].
What are they [mainstream media] saying, and what are they NOT saying? There are so many interesting issues raised by these leaks, things that viewers would be interested in watching. The silence is deafening, as they say.
I won't attempt to make a list of "what issues raised by the WikiLeaks should mainstream media be reporting on, but are not", until I see if the mods take this down, and if anyone is interested.
Howver, I will go as far as to say that examples might be "Saudi Arabia's funding and harbouring of terrorists" ; "spying on Diplomats is illegal according to the U.N. 1947 Headquarters Agreement" ; "should Flanagan be charged with uttering death threats to Assange" ; "the USA's support of coups in South America [Bolivia in 2008; Honduras in 2009 - the media reported at the time that it was a legal coup, as directed to do by the White House, and Ecuador in 2010, etc]" and the US efforts overall to thart socialism in S.A. ; that Ambassador Richard Holbrooke lied to the world when he said bluntly in July 2010: "People think that the US has troops in Pakistan, well, we don't." ' and that the 1979 Iran Hostage release was thwarted by Republicans to make Pres. Carter look bad during his re election campaign.
If those issues were exposed and further investigated on by the mainstream media it would surely be of great interest to their regular viewers.