23 November 2010

Western bloggers are not failing investigative journalism merely
because they don't have sources. Wikileaks throws freshly leaked
classified documents into their laps and says "go!". They are
failing because they just don't give a damn. If they really gave a
damn about the truth they'd throw in their jobs as technicians,
librarians, waiters, teachers and bureaucrats and become journalists,
historians, intelligence analysts, cosmologists, activists,
anti-corruption analysts etc (and it is from these last groups that
all Wikileaks writers derive).