Paypal, VISA and MasterCard are all among the financial entities trying to strangle WikiLeaks, but the latter is fighting back...
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Although this act of fiscal sycophancy is more dishonorable to the government than to its beneficiaries, neither company can emerge from this untainted by the fetor of favoritism. Perhaps, then, it was in part as preemptive punishment, thanks to the companies’ guilty knowledge that WikiLeaks had embarrassing evidence to present against them, that the credit card duopoly applied a pecuniary garotte to the leaks site.
Now I’m waiting. I want to see if a future batch of cables will contain similarly mortifying revelations about Paypal, which has also acted to compress WikiLeaks’ financial airway.