The recent email scandal coming out of the Democratic National Convention thanks to WikiLeaks is a great example of the team-sport nature of politics.
Many conservatives, previously vehemently anti-WikiLeaks and anti-whistleblower, as you can see in any of the reporting about WikiLeaks’ previous work, Chelsea Manning, or Edward Snowden, credit the group for the release. How strange!
While at the same time, many liberals are upset at WikiLeaks for what they’ve done. They’re accusing WikiLeaks of being lapdogs of foreign intelligence agencies. The breach of impartiality in violation of the party’s charter doesn’t matter. All that matters is the leak damaged the image of their personal favorite team, not their rival. How odd!
Maybe next time an organization conspires against the public, it might be best to heed the Latin proverb “verba volant, scripta manet” — speech disappears, writings remain.