Is Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Gay? Does it Matter?
Much has been made about the fact that the military's whistleblower Private Bradley Manning is allegedly gay. Manning leaked tons of confidential military information to Wikileaks and a New York Times' piece on the topic even seems to speculate that being gay might have driven him to leak the documents:
And now some of those friends say they wonder whether his desperation for acceptance -- or delusions of grandeur -- may have led him to disclose the largest trove of government secrets since the Pentagon Papers.
But on CyberFrequencies this week we interview the man who blew the whistle on the whistle-blower, hacker Adrian Lamo, who claims that many of the key players in the Manning saga are also gay. Lamo calls it a "velvet espionage ring if you will."
Lamo has many interesting things to say, but among the juiciest is speculation that Julian Assange is gay -- along with military contact, who Lamo says is his ex.
So if nearly everyone involved was gay that changes things a bit, right?
For one thing, Hollywood better get an A-list ready of their best metro-sexual actors. I'm thinking Robert Pattinson would have to be in the mix somewhere.
The "velvet espionage ring" portion got cut from the NPR-affiliate KPCC version -- they have a policy of not outing people. But this is clearly SPECULATION my friends. (Or is it just plain gossip?)