wheel - 3:41 am on Dec 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
I believe the dude running wikileaks is probably a lot of both - hero and douche. And there's some reality to the release causing some harm, but I think in this case the harm is mostly to governments and their secrecy and the positive effects of releasing this info outweighs the negatives. Not enough whistleblowers around these days.
I am also surprised at the companies backing away from the site. They haven't been formally charged with anything yet, all these companies will drop you like a hot potato if they don't like you? interesting.