Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Leaking Information is Good Except....

News flash....:  Julian Assange, the founder of Wickileaks, the controversial internet web page that has been systematically publishing classified and secret information obtained illegally from the US and other governments, is upset because the police in Sweden leaked some documents concerning sexual assault allegations against him and someone published them.

According to FOX News, in an aritcle entitled "Wickileaks Assange Turns on Friends and Foes", the Wickileaks founder is angry about the information leak and is letting people know it.

“Assange was understood to be particularly angry with a senior reporter at the paper and former friend, for “selectively publishing” incriminating sections of the police report, although The Guardian made clear that the WikiLeaks founder was given several days to respond.  Assange claimed the newspaper received leaked documents from Swedish authorities or “other intelligence agencies” intent on jeopardizing his defense.”  “The leak was clearly designed to undermine my bail application,” he said. “Someone in authority clearly intended to keep Julian in prison.”

How ironic that the man who is knowingly putting lives, banks, governments and even countries in possible jeopardy by releasing classified documents is now a victim of an information leak and he’s not happy about it.  It seems only fitting to me that Assange should have his most private information put out there for everyone to see.  After all, he is the one who believes the public has a right to know everything. 

I can’t really think of the proper words to describe how I feel about this but the words crybaby, whiner, and idiot come to mind.  Julian Assange believes in freedom of speech and freedom of information, except when it comes to him.  Even before his arrest on sexual assault charges he was hiding from public sight because he knew what he was doing was absolutely wrong.  Yet the man who supposedly embodies freedom of speech is now crying because information about him was leaked and published.  And I, for one, think it’s incredibly funny.

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