WikiLeaks Losing Support Over Release of Classified Documents

Somehow, I don’t think this will change the little fop’s mind.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is threatening to release a second set of classified Pentagon documents related to the Afghan war, but fallout from his first document dump has left him with virtually no support.

The White House is against him. The Pentagon is against him. American public opinion is against him. Even a journalism advocacy group has called the document release “incredible irresponsibility.”

Last month, the self-proclaimed “whistle-blowing” website released some 91,000 secret military documents that government officials say expose and threaten the lives of Afghan civilians who have cooperated with U.S. and NATO forces.

……A new Fox News Opinion Dynamics poll shows two thirds of Americans believe WikiLeaks should be condemned for leaking military secrets. Sixty one percent of those polled consider it an act of treason.

Even Reporters Without Borders, an organization that fights for international press freedom, sent Assange a letter saying it regrets the “incredible irresponsibility” shown by releasing the initial 77,000 secret war documents.

“We supported WikiLeaks on many cases and on many things before, but this is going way too far and we can’t support that,” Clothilde Le Coz, a spokeswoman for Reporters with Borders, told Fox News on Friday.

The group supported “Collateral Murder,” a highly edited video released by WikiLeaks in April that depicted the strafing and death of two Reuters photographers accidentally targeted by U.S. Army helicopters in Iraq.

Le Coz said not only does Assange demonstrate a lack of sympathy for the sources and lives he’s putting in danger, but he may give cause for international governments to control content on the Internet.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/13/wikileaks-document-dump-losing-support/

Assange is too much of a narcissistic attention whore to care what others think. He’ll release every one of those illicitly obtained documents because there’s no such thing as “bad” publicity.

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