WikiLeaks released 400,000 documents on Friday that reveal cases of torture and abuse of detainees by Iraqi security forces. The reports also increase the number of civilian casualites in the war. WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, Julian Assange is the man at the center of this controversy, as he faces accusations that he has put U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians in danger. Also being heavily criticized is The New York Times, which published the reports.
John Burns, London bureau chief for The New York Times, wrote a profile of Assange, and says, "what’s new and startling to me is just how hostile many Americans have been to the profile I wrote."