November 29th, 2010
05:08 PM ET

WebPulse: WikiLeaks, Leslie Nielsen, football fight

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In a word: WikiLeaks.
Actually, make that millions of words contained in reams of secret diplomatic correspondence that whistleblower website WikiLeaks has  published. The move stoked the ire of world leaders, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But WikiLeaks continues to egg on its critics with taunting Tweets.

The huge amount of information WikiLeaks has put into the public sphere can feel overwhelming. Judging by search terms trending high on Google, folks are simply trying to ascertain what this big story is all about. A good start would be's "What is WikiLeaks." The New York Times also offers a six-minute take on their expansive Cablegate coverage. The Guardian, in addition to the Times, had advance access to the cables, so check out its site for details. No one knows for sure whether the cables amount to mere embarrassment for descriptive diplomats  (and a British prince) or whether they'll do real, lasting damage

There's no doubt, though, that it is concerning. Look, even Canada is involved.

Speaking of our northern neighbors, we lost an American treasure (who is really Canadian) this week. Leslie Nielsen died at age 84.  Among numerous online tributes, we enjoyed NPR's nod to the actor's comic timing.

There was nothing comical about a rather ugly fight on the field in Houston, which is trending high Monday. Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan, behave! Even Black Friday shoppers didn't get that out of hand.

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  1. Grace Mayer

    All this talk about transparency, but when Wikileaks actually provides some – my word, what a scandal 😉

    November 29, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    It appears Israeli agents are involved in what is being leaked to Wikileaks. Virtually no mention in Wikileaks about Israel even thou a great deal of discussion that takes place in and by the US State Dept. is in result of Israel's intense pressure and lobbying for America to attack Iran. The comments reaching Wikileaks entirely appear to be cherry picked to further a Zionist war drumming agenda.

    The evidence that Israeli spys had stolen the entire database, blue prints and schematics for America's F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet costing the American taxpayers some 170 BILLION dollars, not even mentioned in Wikileaks. A full 15 years of US Military technology breakthru's all gone in the blink of a eye, evidence and signature it was Israeli Spys that stole it, not one mention in Wikileaks. Further evidence that Israel is directly involved in what reaches Wikileaks.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rocketship

    Israel is the biggest benifactor of american give away dollars.
    Why would they antagonize us and possibly jepordize their most favored status?

    November 29, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |


    you need to come over to my house and drink a few beers and smoke a joint or three.. i got true lies on dvd, we can watch it and red dawn..
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    November 29, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
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    Hey there Mehdi General Dr. Bad.

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    no aliens??? 🙂

    November 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
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