I really have no idea what the folks at Wired magazine are thinking, because I can’t come up with any good excuse as to why they refuse to release the entire Manning chat logs. I can come up with some random conspiratorial excuses, but none of them are flattering- they have distorted the message of the chat by selectively releasing things out of context, they are worried the Pentagon will restrict Danger Room’s access if they release anything that seems to exonerate Manning, there is something more to the relationship between Poulson and Lamo that we don’t know, or they are just incompetent, arrogant hacks.
Like I said, I can come up with all sorts of reasons, but none of them are very flattering. What is particularly odd is that this is an online journal that should know better about this sort of thing- the logs will eventually come out. Maybe some of you were right about Wired, that it is basically People magazine for the online set, and I should find better sources in the future. At any rate, all we can do for now is keep the pressure up and refuse to visit Wired or any affiliates until they come clean. Hit em in the statcounter, I guess.