Don’t shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths

In 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide’s The News, wrote: In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win.

His observation perhaps reflected his father Keith Murdoch’s expose that Australian troops were being needlessly sacrificed by incompetent British commanders on the shores of Gallipoli. The British tried to shut him up but Keith Murdoch would not be silenced and his efforts led to the termination of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.

Nearly a century later, WikiLeaks is also fearlessly publishing facts that need to be made public — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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