Wikipedia today officially proclaimed they were in no way connected with WikiLeaks.
Salesopedia would like to officially announce we are in no way connected to WikiLeaks even though we rhyme with Wikipedia!
Good to get that out of the way.
With the build up and fuss over WikiLeaks is it time we stop and ask when we became so craved for news? How did we get so fixated on diplomatic secrets and innuendo shared amongst high level government bureaucrats? Is it us, or is it the media who have elevated this story to peaked heights? And should we reward individuals who have broken a trust by releasing confidential information for personal gain?
The world has become a complex place with daily front-page headlines about geo-politics, economic sanctions, natural disasters, threats of nuclear war, and religious extremism. The sad reality is these topics sell newspapers and ensure people dial in to the six o’clock news.
Perhaps there is a need to root out what goes on beyond diplomatic curtains or on far away battle fields. The media will argue they are our watch dog, ensuring justice and transparency. Some might counter these protectors of our basic freedoms have shifted too far left or too far right of center, that their objectivity has eroded. The camera angle or the field of view of the photo is chosen not to inform but to capture our emotions, exploit our feelings but most importantly, sell papers or build viewing audiences.
It may be for all of these reasons that I so much enjoy running with my dog. I almost go into a meditative state tuning out everything around me, one foot before the other, over and over. Life returns to simple. My dog intermittently stops and sniffs, and yes …takes a leak. He proclaims it is nothing more than a regular leak and not connected to Salesopedia, Wikipedia or WikiLeaks.