Sunday, 28 November 2010

Wikileaks: Manning Of The Year

Great to see Bradley Manning was behind many of today's leaked documents on Wikileaks.
Full coverage on The Guardian's The US Embassy Cables.
There's no point going on Wikileaks website right now - it's been disabled by a hacking attack.
Bradley Manning is Fagburn's Man of the Year.
Here's how he did it;
"I would come in with music on a CD-RW labelled with something like 'Lady Gaga' … erase the music … then write a compressed split file. No one suspected a thing ... [I] listened and lip-synched to Lady Gaga's Telephone while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American history."
Coverage of this queer hero in the UK gay press thus far - zero.
These new leaks will almost certainly see more attempts at character assassination of Manning, as an out, proud and angry gay man it's not too hard to predict what many of these will zoom in on.
Witness what's happened to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Fagburn say "Free Bradley Manning!"

The Bradley Manning Support Network “It is a privilege to join the campaign to support Bradley Manning for his courage and integrity in serving his country by helping make the government accountable to its citizens, and to inform the world of what its people should know” Noam Chomsky

The Daily Telegraph ran a profile of Manning on Monday; "Manning was alleged to have told Lamo that he had found "incredible, awful things that belonged in the public domain and not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington, DC". He was also said to have boasted that he had used blank CDs to download classified information while pretending to be listening to Lady Gaga..."


  1. Man of the year, definitely.
    The fact that he hasn't been covered at all by the UK gay press is extremely depressing but hardly surprising.

  2. Well it don't come up if all you do to find stories is Google the word "gay" on Google News...

  3. Bradley Manning - he's got it all going on!