I don't think it is valid to make blanket statements about whether revealing diplomatic secrets is in the public interest. It depends on the information.
The most obvious example would be in disclosing the fact that the government of an Islamic country allowed foreign military strikes against militants in their own country. Making that public would cause unrest in those countries and discourage future cooperation.
Ohh yes. The cables do make US look bad, and specific content hasn't been reported much. But I've been hearing about the UN spying stuff, at least on MSNBC.
You prob watch BBC. I assume every eurotrasher watches that station. But I think Fox has an affiliate out there, Sky News or something or other.
BBC broadcast national news isn't up to much these days - I prefer Channel 4.
I get news channels from all over the globe via satellite and I can't tolerate any of the American ones (or SkyNews), but even they are better than the appalling dross which gets served up by local news stations in the States. They are so stupendously lame it's actually shocking - but it does go some way to explain the woeful ignorance of many Americans. There's a French news channel I watch sometimes and even the Chinese one is pretty interesting.
I resort to online journalism if I want to actually know what's going on in the world.
Originally Posted by Ivy
Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.