Sophie (soph) wrote in polloftheday,
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Cablegate

So, I'm curious.

Not long ago, in an operation it calls "Cablegate", WikiLeaks started to publicly release a collection of diplomatic cables between the US State Department and various world embassies, about half of which carry a 'confidential' or 'secret' classification. (More information on Cablegate can be found on Wikipedia (SSL link), or via the #cablegate hashtag on Twitter.)

What's your take on this? I'm making the poll in this entry viewable by me only so that people can feel free to say how they feel without backlash.

Poll #1652913 WikiLeaks and Cablegate

How does the release of the diplomatic cables by Wikileaks make you feel? Tick as many as needed.

Amused
14(10.1%)
Angry
10(7.2%)
Apathetic
8(5.8%)
Blah
6(4.3%)
Confused
9(6.5%)
Curious
21(15.1%)
Disturbed
11(7.9%)
Happy
3(2.2%)
Nervous
8(5.8%)
Pleased
11(7.9%)
Sad
3(2.2%)
Scared
4(2.9%)
Surprised
3(2.2%)
Uncomfortable
11(7.9%)
Worried
13(9.4%)
Other (post in comments)
4(2.9%)

Tick the statements which are true for you:

I'm bored with politics of any kind.
12(5.8%)
I don't know anything about the situation, I just wanted to tick a box.
9(4.3%)
I don't think the release of these cables has endangered anybody's lives.
11(5.3%)
I don't trust the government.
25(12.1%)
I support information being free.
29(14.0%)
I think everybody's overreacting.
17(8.2%)
I think it takes guts to release something like this.
20(9.7%)
I think Julian Assange (editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks) is a traitor to the US.
3(1.4%)
I think more people need to know about this.
18(8.7%)
I think we need to trust the government.
0(0.0%)
I think WikiLeaks has endangered the lives of countless people.
9(4.3%)
I think WikiLeaks is being irresponsible.
14(6.8%)
I think WikiLeaks is doing a good job.
10(4.8%)
I think WikiLeaks is running scared.
1(0.5%)
I want to see WikiLeaks shut down.
4(1.9%)
I want to see WikiLeaks keep going.
20(9.7%)
Julian Assange is my hero.
1(0.5%)
Other (post in comments)
4(1.9%)
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