I had high hopes for Wikileaks as compared to what it’s delivered. It been obvious for a while that the org is not really about transparency, but rather about being partisan hacks.
However — and this is a big however — what it releases is either true or not regardless of why it was released. The two have absolutely nothing to do with one another.
The moronic left (which I alas now include Sarah Kendzior as a part of*) now believes that Wikileaks is unconscionably terrible and are all racist Nazis because they released items about Clinton and because David Duke tweeted something supportive about the org.
As far as anyone can tell, all the doc dumps were real, the beliefs and statements genuine; none were ersatz in any way. Their truth value is not affected at all even if Hitler himself rises from the grave and declares them, like, the best doc dumps of all time. How can this not be obvious to everyone?
Yes, Clinton’s staff really did write emails where it seems they’d rather self-immolate than give a crap about the poor. True whether or not Clive Bundy prints the documents out, throws them on a four-poster bed and rolls around them while moaning periodically.
It’s just so disheartening to see so many people you thought were better than this go full moron. I can’t make sense of it. Fear? Or are all humans just this broken and it emerges mainly when they care about something enough, that they essentially lie to themselves about reality?
*And if you think this means I am on the right, oh god you really don’t know me at all. I am far, far to the left of Kendzior, who would’ve been in 1970 a barely-left centrist Democrat.