Antiwar Radio: Chris Deliso

Chris Deliso, journalist, travel writer and author concentrating on the Balkans and Southeast Europe, discusses how WikiLeaks is turning traditional journalism on its head and making plenty of enemies along the way; the risk of deliberate media distortion when huge caches of primary sources are released at once and can’t be effectively vetted; the danger of false leaks receiving mass dissemination; how the future of journalism is tending toward interpretation of facts rather than investigative work; and how the public is susceptible to “leak overload” where blockbuster information is readily available but nobody cares.