This is from a Variety review of the new documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. It’s talking about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the accused rapist who is a hero of people like Commander X / Christopher Doyon, the Anonymous activist behind LocalLeaks.
Ample footage exists of Assange, much of it quite revealing about the silver-haired provocateur’s agenda and personality, though the testimony of past and present members of the WikiLeaks team paints him as venal, paranoid and unconcerned with the safety of those compromised by his actions — a man undone by “noble-cause corruption,” according to one. (Emphasis added.)
Noble-Cause Corruption is as good a description as I’ve heard to explain the how the people behind this could be so reckless, rash, and oblivious to the damage they were causing to everyone involved in this story. The ends justified the means to them…even if that meant distorting and destroying the ends.