(9AM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)
I need to do something about these late breaking bombshells. they’re not good for my health. I should be going to bed, but instead I’m here at my keyboard. This was just too, too precious to resist:
In a brain-melting move, the cyber-guardians of the 24th Air Force have blocked user access to nytimes.com, the Wall Street Journal reports, to prevent airmen from reading the WikiLeaks cable descriptions that the Times is publishing. It’s not just the Times, either: other news organizations with early access to the purloined WikiLeaks diplomatic trove are banned. That’ll teach you to read the Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais or Der Spiegel at work.
It’s too late to say more, and all you really need is the original article, “Air Force Blocks WikiLeaks-Publishing Times Website”. There’s a great photo of about 15 uniformed air force nerds sitting in their numbered computer cubicles working to protect the troops from the
treasonous propaganda truth. “ by Spencer Ackerman .
How dumb can they be? Don’t they realize the kids can figure out how to get other access?