Bradley Manning trial judge increased security "because of repeat violations of the rules of court”


#1

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#2

It is against the rules of the court to report anything that reflects poorly on the US government. As such, a crackdown will commence until all reporting ceases or is properly aligned.


#3

Not kissing the ass of the Military Industrial Death Machine is an offense to the court.


#4

Makes me wonder how small I could make an audio recorder.


#5

You have to trust me on this, you are and have been violating the rules. No you may not know what rules you have broken. No you may not see a list of the rules, knowledge of the rules is forbidden by the rules.


#6

Franz Kafka, right?


#7

Real life, now.


#8

Bradley Manning is going to be found guilty by this kangaroo court and they want to veil the whole thing in secrecy.


#9

"But Mr. Journalist, the Rules of the court have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months."

"Oh yes, well as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything."

"But the plans were on display ..."

"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."

"That's the display department."

"With a flashlight."

"Ah, well the lights had probably gone."

"So had the stairs."

"But look, you found the notice didn't you?"

"Yes," said the Journalist, "yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'."

-- With Respectful Apologies to Mr. Adams. It seemed fitting.


#10

i was watching cnn earlier, Volfy poking fun at himself, high speed train crash re-cast as potential American issue, details on plane skid, Snowden (Crime and Punishment ? that was brilliant ). On Huffpost I heard Assange is jockeying for Senator in Australia - I'm loving this modern obvious-nage!
but what I didn't fucking see was one word about this story.
Cats in France, yes. Bradley Manning's fucking trial, not today.
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#11

The lamestream media believe this is a non-story and will continue to ignore it until everyone has forgotted Brad, rotting away in prison.


#12

Not even an idiot could believe that, if they have any sort of connection to even the merest pretence at journalism...

However, executive producers are paid to know which way the wind blows.


#13

My first thought was this scene:

Me, typing into my computer. From behind my head, I hear the sound of a safety being clicked off.

Soldier: "You're not just going to leave that comma splice there, are you son?"


#14

"But who is Number One?"

"You are Number Six."


#15

Can we please not use the word "lamestream media" in places where one expects to be taken seriously? It is childish and intellectually lazy.


#16

No, there's nothing wrong with the term.


#17

If certain journalists were violating the rules, why weren't they punished?


#18

Perhaps they were.

The ones still around should keep an eye out for quicklime and used shovels...


#19

What troubles be is that the pretense of fairness has been apparently abandoned. The fact that this seems so much like a kangaroo court is undermining the whole process.
I remember when corruption was kept secret.


#20

"Seriously?" Bwahahaha!