Founder of Wikileaks did not like how personal CNN’s journalist Atika Shubert was getting in her questions and walked out of the interview.
Founder of Wikileaks did not like how personal CNN’s journalist Atika Shubert was getting in her questions and walked out of the interview. As seen in the video Julian Assange repeatedly tells Atika what her questioning has to do with the real issue – the death of 109 000 people. He took offence that his personal life was of more interest than the latest announced leak from Wikileaks on the war in Afghanistan.
So far they have published 77 000 US intelligence reports of the war in Afghanistan and just released almost 400 000 US intelligence documents from the Iraq War. There is still 15 000 documents from Afghanistan coming. Wikileaks have learnt they lesson though from their previous large scale release and have removed any confidential or sensitive names and some information and all the information have been approved to be released.
Julian’s anger is understandable as the questioning was irrelevant to what is happening at the moment. Atika even went so far as to look for a previous employee to try and gets some dirt on Julian. Looks like she was ignoring the real important information choosing to concentrate on gossip and speculation.
Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Walks Out of CNN Interview