Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wikileaks behind climategate?

It escaped my attention that Julian Assange claimed the climategate emails for his Wikileaks enterprise. There is a video up on youtube which you can watch here. What is going on? Why does he claim this scoop? As has been pointed out, climategate makes its first appearance in Wikileaks only days after the mails had been uploaded on a Russian server. Watching some other videos on the playlist offered by Youtube suggests an answer: because Assange has become victim of his own success, he believes in the myth he has created and others have repeated, that it is only Wikileaks that can do this kind of thing.

3 comments:

Neven said...

Where does he claim the scoop?

BTW, I think Assange's explanation of the whole affair is pretty good.

Reiner Grundmann said...

Neven:
@ 1' 10" he says "we released over 10 years worth of emails from the CRU"

This is in reply to the question from the floor which states "I don't say you shouldn't have published them"

Hans Erren said...

So Wikileaks did not "release", they only provided a mirror site for something that was already out in the open.