The era of celebrity speechwriters such as Freudenberg and Watson is almost certainly over. This is the age of the hedgehog. Michael Cooney, generally referred to as Gillard's ''chief speechwriter'', is a shadowy figure, named in WikiLeaks as a ''protected'' source by the US embassy.
"The more secretive or unjust an organization," Assange explained, "the more leaks induce fear and paranoia in its leadership and planning coterie...Since unjust systems, by their nature, induce opponents, and in many places have the upper hand, mass leaking leaves them exquisitely vulnerable to those who seek to replace them with more open forms of governance.
The secret sources of the WikiLeaks files were accidentally exposed over the internet as a result of a dispute between confidantes of the website s founder Julian Assange and others formerly associated with the organization, according to a report in the German press Monday. WikiLeaks denied these reports in a message on its Twitter feed Monday night.