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Private Manning Speaks

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September 22, 2010

Private First Class Bradley Manning is currently our nation’s most notorious whistleblower–the man many believe was behind Wikileak’s largest disclosures. Manning has remained a media mystery since his arrest in May of 2010, when he was put in solitary confinement. Only those who belong in his inner circle have heard his voice–until now. In the enclosed 4-minute audio interview above with journalist Denver Nicks, you’ll be able to hear the voice mail greeting Manning kept on his cell phone. Although the words Manning says are unremarkable, the tone of his voice is surprising and telling.

While researching the materials for his investigative report on Private Manning, Nicks came across an old Facebook post where Manning displayed his new cell phone number. By that point, Nicks had already immersed himself in Manning’s early life, and had spoken to a number of friends and colleagues from his home town in Crescent, Oklahoma. In the audio clip above, Nicks describes his reaction to hearing Manning’s voice for the first time, and suggests why it’s such an important part of understanding Manning.

Click here to read excerpts of Nick’s explosive new story, “Private Manning and the Making of Wikileaks: The Oklahoman Behind the Biggest Military Intelligence Leak Ever.”

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Posted by andy potter on Sep 22nd, 2010

I can’t wait to see Nicks’ riveting and overpowering expose of US Army PFC Bradley Manning of Cresent, Oklahoma, Traitor? or Patriot? In the Old Army this private would have been shot in front of the entire Brigade after a summary courts martial. Is there something in the water out in Logan County that makes people try to destroy cherished American institutions? What kinds of crimes against privacy did Manning and now Nicks commit? Congrats on your new issue!

Posted by whiskey on Sep 23rd, 2010

“Destory cherished American institutions…” is an interesting way of phrasing it. One could indeed say “liberating the truth,” as well, I suppose.

Posted by Vildbasse on Sep 24th, 2010

You know how the saying goes.. “Truth is treason, in the Empire of Lies”

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Posted by GLD on Oct 2nd, 2010

Wow. The voice. Normal. Not angry. Not flip. Not arrogant. Normal. Mundane. …yet he was eventually driven to expose information he *knew* he would be (at the least) court martialed for leaking. That takes courage, will and heart, probably a broken heart.

Posted by BoostEasy on Oct 6th, 2010

A young man with guts. The most stupid phrase ever has to be “My country right or wrong.” Only today has the news that this nation knowingly infected citizens of Guatemala with sexual diseases some 60 years ago been brought to light. Blessed be the whistleblolwers. Remeber My Lai?

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