Posts Tagged whistleblower

Guess which news channel played ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’ in their Chelsea Manning segment, and other fun Wednesday games

Sigh. Here’s an infuriatingly thorough compilation of all the worst cable news reactions to the story of Chelsea Manning’s transition, including a mocking, sneering segment on Fox News using Aerosmith’s “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” as a soundtrack for hate.

We’ve said it before but this apparently needs repeating: hateful, ignorant and childish coverage of Chelsea Manning’s transition, including misgendering and mocking her, is completely shameful and unacceptable. It’s also just plain lazy. As Jos was quoted as saying in a recent BBC blog post, “Just get it right, people. It’s honestly not that hard.

Sigh. Here’s an infuriatingly thorough compilation of all the worst cable news reactions to the story of Chelsea Manning’s transition, including a mocking, sneering segment on Fox News using Aerosmith’s “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” as ...

Center for Constitutional Rights, ACLU condemn Manning’s sentence

Earlier today a military judged sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison, the longest sentence for a public leak of government information in U.S. history. Manning, who provided nearly a quarter-million files to Wikileaks, will be eligible for parole in eight years. The prosecution sought a considerably longer 60-year sentence, but, according to the Center for Constitutional Rights, Manning never should have been prosecuted at all. The non-profit released the following statement today:

We are outraged that a whistleblower and a patriot has been sentenced on a conviction under the Espionage Act. The government has stretched this archaic and discredited law to send an unmistakable warning to potential whistleblowers and journalists willing to publish their ...

Earlier today a military judged sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison, the longest sentence for a public leak of government information in U.S. history. Manning, who provided nearly a quarter-million files to ...