Now I’ve been reading Young’s web site for years. While some of the links posted first appear to come close to tinfoil hat conspiracy thinking, they do offer an insight not found with front-page major media news. For example, the New York Times buried a story of security failures at the Olympics in the sports pages. Young even had photos sent to him exposing other security failures at the Democratic Convention in Boston just days before the convetion began. (He’ll probably do the same thing with the Republican convention as well.)
Quite a few links are Federal Register information highlights, illustrating the continuing secrecy of our government. Some of it I really don’t have a problem, but I am surprised more than once as our government continues to run over the edge with respect to the Constitution.
One of the classic series Young runs is his Eyeball Series , using publicly available maps and satellite photos of military installations, prominent landmarks, even the homes of politicians.
Do you support Young’s efforts? In this post-9/11 world is it too much? Should Young be consider a whistleblower in the sense he merely points out things our government would rather not be exposed, even though the information is publicly available anyway?