Wikileaks: Black Ops Now With Halo

OR: The enemy of my enemy is my friend?

Now Wikileaks, once vilified as an enemy of the state, is the goose that may lay the October Surprise egg, and the media says bring it on.

If we legitimize and then swallow whole the flood of “new revelations” faster than they can be properly chewed and digested, the American public may look back and do the Dope Slap after it has jumped too far too fast in the wrong direction.

The inherent peril in trusting whatever WikiLeaks dumps on us – Chicago Tribune 

“Mainstream media outlets, by eagerly trafficking in these stolen goods and publishing excerpts with barely a nod to the notion that the documents might be doctored, have not only normalized the appalling criminality of those who hack private email accounts but also laid the groundwork for a history-changing scam.”

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. There is so much lying and cheating going on during this presidential election that the antics of Wikileaks doesn’t even make a ripple. No matter how appalling someone’s behavior is, it is normalized, and doesn’t shock.