Many supporters of Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks were unhappy with Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney’s “We Steal Secrets,” but in a new interview with David Sirota, the director expresses support for the Army private as well as for website founder Julian Assange.
A new documentary defames Bradley Manning as a sexually confused young man and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a paranoid megalomaniac and sexual deviant. But what else would you expect of a film commissioned by one of the largest corporations in the country?
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney’s new documentary on Julian Assange and Bradley Manning focuses “on character assassination rather than conscience” and portrays “whistleblowing as something that is deviant,” writes Jesselyn Radack of the whistle-blower protection group Government Accountability Project.
The award-winning director and champion of left-wing causes has defended the WikiLeaks founder against two forthcoming films after revealing that he met Assange at his de facto prison in London’s Ecuadorean Embassy last week.
A confession: I’ve never liked Eliot Spitzer. He has his virtues: He is relentlessly—and not stupidly—articulate. He has the right enemies, be they corporate titans or the endemically corrupt denizens of the New York legislature. He is natty in his well-cut suits (by Hickey-Freeman, as the New York Times informs us).