Sunday, January 14, 2007

Write No Evil

In the past, I have argued that whistle-blowers often strangely shun electronic communication, despite the need to reveal potential disasters and scandals quickly, because e-mail was not seen as an appropriate venue to effect policy change.

However, the first-person authority of YouTube may be changing the rhetorical situation, so that whistle-blowers like this Lockheed engineer who revealed safety and security flaws in work done for the Coast Guard use the Internet to publicize wrongdoing. Now a Guanatanamo defense lawyer has created the Project Hammad website and this YouTube video below to bring attention to the case for his client's innocence.



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