The New York Times’ Bill Keller smears Bradley Manning - World Socialist Web Site
The New York Times’ Bill Keller smears Bradley Manning
By Naomi Spencer
18 March 2013
On February 28, at his pretrial hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland, Private Bradley Manning revealed that before releasing government files to WikiLeaks, he contacted major newspapers, including the New York Times, in an effort to pass on the documents in his possession. Manning did so, he explained, because the files contained “some of the most significant documents of our time, removing the fog of war and revealing the true nature of 21st century asymmetric warfare.” These files exposed government crimes and atrocities, including the deliberate murder of civilians by the US military.
Manning called contact numbers listed on the Times web site and left a message explaining the nature of the material along with his phone number and Skype information. He never received a response.