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Wall Street Journal Launches Wikileaks
Business Insider ^ | May 5, 2011 | Noah Davis

Posted on 05/05/2011 8:35:56 AM PDT by Beaten Valve

The Wall Street Journal, which turned down an offer to use the information gathered by Wikileaks, is launching its own venture that allows people to submit documents and databases to the paper's editors.

The initiative, called Safehouse, asks the general population to help open "locked doors."

"Documents and databases: They're key to modern journalism. But they're almost always hidden behind locked doors, especially when they detail wrongdoing such as fraud, abuse, pollution, insider trading, and other harms. That's why we need your help.

If you have newsworthy contracts, correspondence, emails, financial records or databases from companies, government agencies or non-profits, you can send them to us using the SafeHouse service."

A Journal editor will review the submissions and decide a course of action. Anonymous submissions are accepted, but contact information is encouraged.

Will it work? Who knows.

But the cost of the initiative is minimal and imagine the reward if it does produce results.

The worst-case scenario is that some poor editor spends part of his or her day deleting useless material and press releases. (The Safehouse site specifically discourages PR submissions, but some will end up there anyway.)

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: journalism; wikileaks; wsj
This sounds interesting.
1 posted on 05/05/2011 8:35:59 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

It is precisely where patriotic Senate and House Member’s staffers or Congressional committee members, or CIA employees, or military contractors, DOD civilians, and he like should send the JPEGS of the cadaver of Osama bin Ladin for release to all of us Americans whom the The Chosen One, in all his arrogant glory, chooses to treat arrogantly as 12 year old children and refuse the goods and the light of day. Anyone threatened with legal action can be assured of a pardon by President Palin or the the other Republican to follow this idiot out of the White House in 2013, and then a lucrative book deal on how they got out the hush-hush Bin Ladin death pics.

2 posted on 05/05/2011 8:41:14 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (FreeRepublic's frontline citizen reporter in Japan (among others). -- AiT)
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To: Beaten Valve

I like it...

3 posted on 05/05/2011 8:47:29 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Yeah,, if i have the smoking gun on something huge. I’ll send it to a representative of the mainstream media!/ (sarc). They’ll blow the lid off a few trivial things,,, but when it comes to the utter corruption exposed in Wikileaks,,(example,,,we were strongarming countries to support climate change at Copenhagen.)
when it comes to those kind of things,, they’ll thank you and it’ll be buried away.

4 posted on 05/05/2011 8:50:09 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Beaten Valve

This is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever read.

Wikileaks exists as a supranational entity beholden to no tyrants’ “laws”.

The WSJ editorial board likes to hang out in Manhattan and live in New Jersey. They aren’t going to put their neck on the line for some whistleblower.

5 posted on 05/05/2011 9:02:20 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Beaten Valve
Not to appear sleptical, but wouldn't this story appear more legitimate if the link were to a source at the Wall Street Journal?
6 posted on 05/05/2011 9:06:43 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: JerseyHighlander

No, but given the protections they enjoy I don’t think they’ll have to. If they receiver material that’s too “hot” for the WSJ, they can always find another way to leak it or get it published. The beauty of the idea is becoming a safe haven for information - “knowledge is power”. I wouldn’t trust any other MSM organization with anything more controversial than a grocery list, but the WSJ might have the credibility to pull this off.

7 posted on 05/05/2011 9:11:22 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

WHo would trust Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch?
The WSJ is not an independent media organization...
they catch a hot potato and the implications for the Murdoch Empire are myriad.

8 posted on 05/05/2011 9:31:14 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Beaten Valve

Besides jpgs of OBL after his recent demise, perhaps someone could leak some other interesting documents: Obama’s (or maybe it’s Soetoro’s?) financial aid records and transcripts from Occidental, Columbia and Harvard, for instance.

Maybe some folks over in Pakistan whose noses are out of joint over violations of Pakistani sovereignty can scare up records of Obama’s trip to Pakistan when one couldn’t go there on a U.S. passport and pass them along, too.

Given the degree of secrecy Obama has created about his past, the possibilities are endless.

9 posted on 05/05/2011 9:37:13 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Beaten Valve

Is this a change in the weather for FReepers. I seem to remember many here going absolutely batsh*t over Julian Assange. Nothing short of his head on a platter would appease most. Just for general conversation I wonder what everyone here would think if Manning had given his info to the WSJ instead of Wikileaks. Would the WSJ be an accessory to treason? Food for thought.

10 posted on 05/05/2011 9:58:55 AM PDT by Graneros ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.")
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