Colin McEnroe Show: Dodd Bids Farewell & WikiLeaks 101
We give you a crash course on the decision to published leaked cables.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the Wikileaks release of diplomatic cables "an attack." Connecticut's Senator Joe Lieberman used to White House to try to shut Wikileaks down. In other quarters, the revelations in the cables are being described as ho-hum or mainly full of indications that our state department is actually pretty good at what it does.
Meanwhile, the Wikileaks founder lives a life on the lam. He has lately been offered asylum in Ecuador.
How should journalists and consumers of journalism approach a story like this one? We'll talk about it today. Also on the agenda: Chris Dodd's farewell to the Senate. After 36 years on Capitol Hill, did Dodd succeed in shrugging off the 2008 assaults on his reputation?
And where's he going next? That glitzy job as the movie industry's front man in Washington.