Musings —12.06.2010 09:50 PM—
What documents should be disclosed, when, and by whom? What’s a free press, and what’s a reckless media?
The question I struggle with – and not in the abstract, either – is this: if a political opponent, or a media person started digging around around in your personal medical records, or your family’s past, or some divorce files, or whatever, would you be mollified by their pious claims that people have a “right to know”? Or would you be outraged enough to want to sue them until their teeth bleed, or worse, to protect those you love?
Interesting questions. I suspect we’ll be coming back to them, in the WikiWeeks ahead.
Monte falls asleep as I attempt to demonstrate how to tackle Mr. Assange. Linkage at 1:45 or something.