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December 22nd, 2010
10:00 AM ET
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Clement M

    leaks detailing personal court-case proceedings involving individuals =/= details available to 3 million public servants on the conduct of the administration while on-the-clock at work, doing what we supposedly elected them for. The only dirt on the personal lives of anyone in anything wikileaks released was the result of diplomatic 'gossip' sending trivia through official channels. Also adding that this information is not current, it is 2-3+ years old.

    This is not the same as releasing personal documentation on a legal process that is yet unresolved.

    December 23, 2010 at 3:16 am |
  2. fred

    Yes, private individuals and governments are the same thing. That's why we treat them the same way. Oh, wait..

    This would be ironic or hypocritical if wikileaks' goal was total transparecy for everybody and not just our democratically elected officials. Which it is not. So, yeah, kinda not hypocritical at all, really.

    If you guys can't tell the difference between leaking the details of an ongoing rape investigation (which harms the alleged victims, too) and the leaking that wikileaks does, you've not only missed the point, but you've proven that the MSM is a joke.

    December 23, 2010 at 2:56 am |
  3. Jack Stone

    Once again, Sanjay Gupta shilling for his corporate overlords. Ridiculous.

    December 22, 2010 at 3:47 pm |
  4. Heather (Canada)

    And the Ridiculist entry that everyone missed... The fact that Julian Assange told women that they need to pay for his meals & his transportation, because using a credit card was just too dangerous... after he scheduled himself to be the main attraction at a local conference.

    December 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm |
  5. Heather (Canada)

    Yes, what Julian claims to support & what his actions support seem to rarely match up. Here are 2 more examples:
    1. Compare the timing of the Afghan War dump with the sentencing of Kaing Guek Eav by the War Crimes Tribunal in Cambodia(the brutal Khmer Rouge executioner known as 'Duch'). If you were going to present yourself as a champion of truth, history and the innocent victim, wouldn't you time your dump so that it steals the headlines several days afterwards, and not just hours before such a symbolic, historic event?
    2. The next time he asks for proof, hopefully someone will ask him what kind of proof he is looking for, because with crimes such as these there is rarely any physical evidence. Then again, he knows that, so think about the message that he's sending to victims of such crimes (i.e. someone who was molested as a child). If you're going to claim that you're driven by the need to 'squash' those individuals who harm the innocent, wouldn't you make sure that you're not harming them as well?

    December 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
  6. SUSAN

    Great piece. Indeed it is really strange that this individual seems to have a massive dose of double standards.....everything is on limits apart from him. While we are on the subject of him can someone also ask him where he gets his money from? Also where he pays his taxes? And maybe where he is going to go when his UK visa runs out? He is currently adopting the Gentleman defence however it would be interesting to talk to the mother of his son.Why did he fight for costody of a son he has subsequently and reportedly not spoken to in 3 years? He has also alledgedly called his son a sociopath. Maybe a case of the pot calling the kettle? Look at transcript of recent BBC radio interview and it is obvious this man will not be challenged. he also tried not to give an addresss in court. Transparancy, not when it comes to him. I do believe that he is ofcourse entitled to a fair trail but so too are his alleged victims. Whether he is guilty of the allegations remains to be seen. What we do know however that he is a misfit and mennace to society and posibly anyone else who chooses to challenge him. I also beg to difffer on his self proclaimed journalist title. He merely acquires stolen and confidential information for which one of his sources is now in jail. If he was an appropriate media mogul, his focus should be on getting his source help and not him. Meanwhile he's got a book deal and appears to love the limelight....As always great job 360...stay on him, he might be a cool customer but he's not as clever as you real reporters. Tell it like it is and you always do....thank you!

    December 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  7. Omar

    There's a difference between personal information and corporation's or governmental, Assange himself and wikileaks try to make sure that a specific person isn't damage and aren't cyber criminals that steal your personal Information, all they do is, as you call it Mr. Cooper, "Keep them honest," but unlike you sir, they're actually doing it, and I don't know if you're jealous that a small group of journalists can get more information out there than your giant multinational news corporation, or if you're just a puppet for your sponsors or the government, all I know is, tonight, you're in my Ridiculist.

    December 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm |