How Australians feel about their Julian Assange


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was named “un-Australian of the Year” by a men’s magazine on Monday for publishing thousands of leaked US diplomatic cables on his whistleblowing site.

Australian-born Assange edged out God, Denmark’s Princess Mary and Prime Minister Julia Gillard to take Australian lads’ title Zoo Weekly’s dubious award for promising to dump 250,000 secret memos on WikiLeaks.

“Dress it up any way you like but the WikiLeaks founder broke that famous rule ‘What goes in the memo stays in the memo’,” Zoo wrote.

“Don’t expect any buck’s night invites anytime soon Jules.”

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