It is interesting how wikileaks are the good guys, exposing corruption and evil, as long as the subject is Chelsea Manning, or the TPP, The Panama Papers, John Brennan, NSA, Sony, and the US Military.
Even when confined to only BB coverage of wikileaks, previous coverage referred to "leaked" or even just "released" or "published" information given them by "whistleblowers" or "hackers". And most of the reader's comments were pro-Wikileaks, including the following about the "Fifth Estate" film from Mudshark-
"Will they include the part where people perpetuate the same unproven and shady accusations against one man ad nauseam to distract from the actual work of an organisation that has revealed and continues to reveal the dirty dealings, war crimes and human rights violations of the most
powerful entities in the world? Probably not, as it would be really tiring."
But once wikileaks started shining light on Clinton dealings, the information became "stolen". I am not keen on the Russians having undue influence either. But the Russian issue can likely be fixed by people not using unapproved devices, basement servers, or emailing each other their passwords. I am sure that there will be a giant Trump data release soon enough, and wikileaks can go back to being the good guys.