Posted by Jeff Id on November 29, 2010
UPDATE AGAIN: HuMcCulloch left this link in the thread below. Larry Sanger, cofounder of Wikipedia says:
“The very problem with WikiLeaks, in my opinion, is that it’s irresponsibly dangerous,” Sanger said.
Check the full story in the link above.
UPDATE: Steve McIntyre has posted his take on the issue and Ross McKitrick left this on the Climate Audit thread.
What a pair of blowhards. They were obviously unnerved by the question. They evidently like leaks that embarrass their political opponents, but in this case they found themselves tagged with a leak that had damaged the side they like; and since it seems to be more about political warfare against governments they dislike than some impartial ideal of transparency and freedom of information, they were stuck scrambling to make up a story about how it really served some nobler purpose. Of course they should simply have said that they weren’t the source of the leak, that it was in full circulation long before anyone looked to them for a copy and they didn’t know much about the details of what followed. But that would have been too humble, especially in front of a room full of simpering hero-worshippers. So they pretended to be insiders and proceeded to deliver a few minutes of sheer drivel.
While I was in the UK last fall, there was brief interest by the UK tabloids in the Russian angle, and an article appeared in the Daily Mail speculating that Russian intelligence officials had hacked the UEA and stolen the emails. But nobody took that line seriously and the story died within 48 hours. If Assange has a shred of evidence to support his lunatic theory he should release it. What’s with these secret communications between him and UK intelligence: out with it, Mr Wikileaks! Bloody poser.
On this issue at least they are nothing but fakes and cretins. Saying that UEA released all the background emails and whatnot to provide the full context is beyond idiocy; and Assange’s discussion of the “trick” is just painful to watch.
R. de Haan left the video below in the comments thread of reporters asking WikiLeaks why “they” published the CRU emails. I hate the leftist wikileak SOB’s already anyway and think they should be locked up but the equally leftist reporters and the wiki jerks stand around the microphone declaring all the climategate press as mistaken reporting. The blond guy paid particular focus on a trick to hide the decline, followed by patting themselves on the back for their consummate honesty. They also mentioned American bloggers who took the leak out of context. I bet he doesn’t know we were already discussing the “trick” here and at CA over a year before the email came out.
What a bunch of lying worthless sacks of garbage, the applauding press, the wiki-freaks and those who listen to them. How do losers like this keep getting the world stage.