Bradley Manning pleads guilty to being Wikileaks source, denies 'aiding the enemy' | The Verge
: " . . . This week, word began to leak that Manning would plead guilty to some charges but not others
. According to The Guardian
and corroborated by other news sources, Manning's guilty pleas confirm that he was Wikileaks' principal source for the following: the so-called "collateral murder" video of an Apache helicopter attack in Iraq; some US diplomatic cables including one of the early WikiLeaks publications the Reykjavik cable; portions of the Iraq and Afghanistan warlogs, some of the files on detainees in Guantanamo; and two intelligence memos
. . . .In the personal statement, Manning says that before contacting Wikileaks, he had a brief conversation with a reporter at The Washington Post and left a message withThe New York Times containing his email and Skype address that was never returned. Neither the Post nor the Times, he said, took him seriously. Manning says he also tried to contact Politico before ultimately deciding to publish the materials through Wikileaks. According to Manning, he had extended online conversations with a Wikileaks member calling himself "Ox,"
who Manning assumes was Julian Assange. . . ."Jeff Jarvis
: What if The New York Times had returned Bradley Manning's call or the Washington Post had listened to him and published what would have been Pentagon Papers 2.0? Would he be in prison and on trial now?
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