but people didn’t call it a democracy

Colbert: “But the first amendment only covers journalists. That’s freedom of the press. Who’s Assange to say he’s a journalist… There are certain things that the public should not know. That’s what we elect a government for; to act in secret with complete impunity. Then later we’ll find out whether we liked it.’

Ellsberg: “That’s one of the oldest traditions of government in human civilization. But people didn’t call it Democracy.