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How & Why the Guardian became the choice of whistleblowers

In The NEW REPUBLIC on line, Peter Jukes offers an interesting perspective on how The GUARDIAN - once the MANCHESTER GUARDIAN - became such a pivotal media outlet for leakers...


http://www.newrepublic.com/article/113526/guardians-whistleblower-triumphs

Posted at 7:23am on June 20, 2013 by Allan Loudell

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Comments on this post:

billsmith
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 8:02am
Maybe the question should be why no US publication is filling this role?

The short answer because the US media are complacent and lazy, "reporting" only what gets handed to them. If Watergate happened today, the Washington Post would wait for an official statement, then find somebody on the other side to disagree and let it go at that. Nobody else would mention it.

EarlGrey
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 8:48am
That was a very interesting article...and it explains well at least some of the reasons why our US media have become useless for real news....

“quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” Who guards the guardians?

Good question...it seems the Guardian is trying and I believe Breitbart.com is doing it as well...but we need more guards for the guardians.


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