What is wrong with the Guardian?
Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 1:08 PM by Dave Winer.
  • For some reason I started to read a long news piece on Julian Assange on The Guardian website, and it was interesting, until the reporter started trashing Assange. I've included a brief excerpt below.
    • What about the fracture with close colleagues at WikiLeaks? "No!" he practically shouts. But Domscheit-Berg got so fed up with Assange that he quit, didn't he? "No, no, no, no, no. Domscheit-Berg had a minor role within WikiLeaks, and he was suspended by me on 25 August 2010. Suspended." Well, that's my point ­ here was somebody else with whom Assange fell out. "Be serious here! Seriously ­ my God. What we are talking about here in our work is the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people ­ hundreds of thousands ­ that we have exposed and documented. And your question is about, did we suspend someone back in 2010?" My point was that there is a theme of his relationships turning sour. "There is not!" he shouts.
  • The piece continues in this mode, mocking him, as if they were children.
  • Assange stuck his neck out for all of us, and whether you agree with him or not, it doesn't matter whether you like him.
  • They need better editors at the Guardian, and more respect for their readers.