View Full Version : Assange, still a hypocrite...

01-07-2011, 02:23 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">[Assange] had become the victim of his own methods: someone at WikiLeaks, where there was no shortage of disgruntled volunteers, had leaked the last big segment of the documents, and they ended up at The Guardian in such a way that the paper was released from its previous agreement with Assange—that The Guardian would publish its stories only when Assange gave his permission. Enraged that he had lost control, Assange unleashed his threat, arguing that he owned the information and <u>had a financial interest</u> in how and when it was released. </div></div>

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011...published-wires (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/01/06/132707950/vanity-fair-assange-threatened-to-sue-newspaper-if-it-published-wires)

Assange threatened to sue The Guardian for leaking leaks. Let me repeat that. Assange threatened to sue The Guardian for leaking leaks. LMFAO

And for those still under the misconception that he is being altruistic and simply trying to reveal truths to the world, please note the reason cited was "he owned the information and had a financial interest in how and when it was released".

His contention is actually valid, IMO. But also pretty hypocritical considering it is <u>HIS</u> contention. Also, if his purpose is to expose truth, why withhold leaks at all instead of... oh I don't know... exposing all truths? My 3 best guesses... money, power, and leverage.


01-07-2011, 08:16 AM
He is a schmuck and anyone that defends his actions are worse than him.