Wikileaks & Censorship: I think Spider Jerusalem says it best…

8 Dec

With the eruption of cable leaks from whistleblowing site Wikileaks dominating news reporting around the world, and the flawed charges against figurehead Julian Assange doing its best to taint the leaks, it’s quickly becoming a critical moment in the fight for journalistic and social freedom of information and speech.

And I think a panel from Issue #3 of Warren Ellis and Darick Roberstson’s comic book series Transmetropolitan encapsulates the fight that those in support of the freedom of the press is facing right now. I don’t often read comic books but think the cyberpunk chronicles of renegade gonzo journalist Spider Jurusalem (an homage to Hunter S. Thompson) is a must-read. Here’s the panel:

It’s interesting times at the moment, with voices all clambering to be heard, and I (and many, many others) hope that the side of freedom comes out as unanimous winners. I dread the consequences if censorship wins out.

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2 Responses to “Wikileaks & Censorship: I think Spider Jerusalem says it best…”

  1. andy2700 December 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    I don’t see that much distance between Bob Woodward’s Deep Throat -W. Mark Felt and Julian Assange…
    http://andyx27.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/julian-assange-wikileaks/

  2. Urban Fox December 9, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    Nice article. While I don’t think everything Mr A has done has been positive, I do believe this shows the flaws in government. Then again, it is called Wikileaks, so somebody lets it out for a reason 😉

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