I offer some speculation...,
From any perspective it is a good thing that Wikileaks is becoming more notorious. "No publicity is bad publicity", and the best protection
Wikileaks can hope to get for all the trouble to which they are now (and have been) subjected.
Any and all attempts to discredit the site, especially by means of celebrity talking heads and government service functionaries only serves to credit
the organization with efficacy. Nothing in the archives indicates that it has ever been - in any way - a disinformation tool. (Unlike the majority
of information sources to which we are subjected.)
Americans, I believe, at this juncture are now ready to finally accept that 'secrets' (operational or otherwise) only serve to create a cultural gap
between policy and decision-makers and the people they are duty-bound to serve.
Wikileaks cannot now, nor have they ever been in a position to, reveal any information that threatened ANYONE except those who are knee-deep in
"Information" must never be a commodity to which only one group is permitted. Especially when we have been buffeted in the face repeatedly by an
establishment whose only true "power" has manifested itself in the form of our ignorance being exploited.
I feel Wikileaks has already played its winning card, and at this point nearly any action taken against them will have to be done in the light of
public attention. Unless the 'actors' are a truly base and sleazy lot, in which case, they deserve to be found out.
The real crisis for the establishment and abusers of trust is that this organization puts information in the hands of actual people who, despite their
evident attitude, are often smarter than they are. Hubris is a terrible flaw in public service, a defect of character that contributes to the abuses
that trust in this type engenders.
Wikileaks could represent, the soul of the journalistic ideal, we DO have a right to know, someone DOES need to break REAL stories with EVIDENCE that
can be judged for its own merit, real news is NOT produced... it is reported.
Wikileaks is not part of the MSM. This aggression against her seems CORPORATE, and has been manifesting itself in that manner from the onset. Now
the CORPORATE has invoked its control of the government..... go figure.