These megaleaks… They’re an important phenomenon, and they’re only going to increase.
Well, I mean, the real attack on truth is tabloid journalism in the United States.
The supply of leaks is very large. It’s helpful for us to have more people in this industry. It’s protective to us.
These big-package releases. There should be a cute name for them.
Often it’s the case that we have to do a lot of exploration and marketing of the material we publish ourselves to get a big political impact for it.
As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization. During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000.
If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature.
To keep a person ignorant is to place them in a cage.
Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior.
We don’t have sources who are dissidents on other sources. Should they come forward, that would be a tricky situation for us. But we’re presumably acting in such a way that people feel morally compelled to continue our mission, not to screw it up.