Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Truth Be Told

In private, truth, in public, lie —
In comfort zones. Unleashed, the guy
Of WikiLeaks with Warhol's hair
Leaves diplomats a big black eye.
Who once surmised are now aware.

The powered reel when real is known.
The press profession first bemoan
The dark hero on whom they feed,
Then run to feed their own iPhones
With stories few clued-in to read.

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In the US, there doesn't seem to be a lot of reporting on #cablegate. Mostly ho-hum. One story I thought would have made a bigger splash here was one on how Saudi princes throw parties that the country's religious police would throw the regular citizens in jail for.