Sunday, July 21, 2019

19-Year-Old Journalist Exposed Sir Kim Darroch's Cables

Lying awake at 2am last Wednesday and unable to sleep for the third night in a row, I listened as footsteps crunched up and down the gravel outside my ground-floor flat.

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Since April, Steven Edginton has worked for the Brexit Party (Nigel Farage pictured at a party rally), helping run its social media feeds

That's reason enough for the GCHQ, NSA, and CIA to take him out.

- Liberal leakers protected under free speech.
- Conservative leakers prosecuted under the full extent of the law.
- However, MIC and INTEL leakers will be smeared, chased, hounded, and destroyed; Disappeared or KIA if need be.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-21 01:15 PM

Admit it Sheeple, you would have been so much happier if it HAD been someone on the Left trying to embarrass Trump. Then you could have gotten all self-righteous in your indignation...

OCU

#2 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-07-21 02:19 PM

I suppose there's an argument to be made for free speech but for the life of me i can't see how that would apply to private diplomatic letters.
i could easily justify it given my anarchic bent, if it exposed criminal activity but that's not the case
i think the kid has found that he's swimming in mighty deep water and he's paddling furiously

#3 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-07-21 02:22 PM

- Admit it Sheeple

I admit that I don't care if Trump is humiliated, much less by whom.
What I do care about is bias disguised as national security, carrying out the whims of the global 1% and their bankers.

The diplimatic corp are nothing more than the marketing dept for the rich and cover story for intelligence agencies.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-21 02:38 PM


@#3 ... I suppose there's an argument to be made for free speech but for the life of me i can't see how that would apply to private diplomatic letters. ...

Some good background, and a possible asnwer to the question you pose...

1971 | Supreme Court Allows Publication of Pentagon Papers
www.nytimes.com

..."We agree."

Not among the most stirring judicial defenses of the First Amendment you've ever heard. But it was enough to get the job done.

On June 30, 1971, the Supreme Court overturned the Nixon administration's effort to restrain The New York Times and The Washington Post from publishing a top-secret history of the Vietnam War called the Pentagon Papers.

Its unsigned opinion, in which six justices concurred, simply quoted from two other decisions ("Any system of prior restraints of expression comes to this court bearing a heavy presumption against its constitutional validity" ... the government "thus carries a heavy burden of showing justification for the imposition of such a restraint") before reaching this understated conclusion:

The District Court for the Southern District of New York, in The New York Times case, and the District Court for the District of Columbia and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in The Washington Post case, held that the government had not met that burden. We agree.

Joyful editors in New York ordered the immediate resumption of publication, which had been on pause since June 15, under court order. The Times had managed to print three installments of the series, which it called the "Vietnam Archive," before the government effectively shut it down, leaving much of the exposé unpublished....


I see similarities between the Pentagon Papers and the diplomatic cables, and the courage of Journalist Steven Edginton.


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-21 04:31 PM

"...the courage of Journalist Steven Edginton.

#5 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2019-07-21 04:31 PM | REPLY | FLAG:"

I fear that this guy has not shown courage, rather inexperience and naiveté.

The journalist who originally claimed the scoop was Isabel Oakeshott, a right wing journalist, a leading Brexit supporter, friend to Nigel Farage and lover of the Brexit party chairman Richard Tice. One of the first people to call for Kim Darroch to resign was Farage and Tice was also very quick to Tweet "Should be pro-Brexit businessperson who can accelerate free trade talks Darroch had been lamentable at" and "Now it's time for a pro-Brexit businessman to be appointed who can lead a quick US trade deal."

I would not be surprised if Ms. Oakeshott is feeling a lot more heat than she anticipated and young Edington will make a nice fall guy. We'll see.

#6 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-07-21 05:59 PM

The privacy of diplomatic cables should not be violated lightly. Quite frankly, we all knew Trump is an idiot.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-21 07:45 PM


@#6 ... I fear that this guy has not shown courage, rather inexperience and naiveté.

The journalist who originally claimed the scoop was Isabel Oakeshott ...

I would not be surprised if Ms. Oakeshott is feeling a lot more heat than she anticipated and young Edington will make a nice fall guy. We'll see....

This story is still young.

It will be a while before we know the timeline with certainty.

Thx for the added info.

Interesting...

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-21 09:01 PM

The privacy of diplomatic cables should not be violated lightly.

Interesting times...seems to me, this is yet another example of a break from normalcy, and this is yet another example of people doing what they can to sound the alarm.

#9 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-07-22 12:16 PM

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