Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Michael Moore Donates to Wikileaks

Michael Moore Donates to Wikileaks - Filmmaker Michael Moore said Tuesday that he has given $20,000 towards bailing out Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Mr. Moore defended his decision, saying he support Mr. Assange’s organization. Wikileaks has released upwards of 100,000 classified documents, many of which have been widely disseminated to various news organizations.

A court in London imposed the fine, saying Mr. Assange poised a flight risk. The court in London set bail for £240,000 ($378,840).

Radio show host Rush Limbaugh took issue with Mr. Moore’s proposal.

“It’s so heart warming to see a bunch of high-minded people out there on the left…coming out of the woodwork and paying the bail of the serial rapist Julian Assange,” Mr. Limbaugh said.

Michael Moore Donates to Wikileaks

Mr. Assange remains jailed in the U.K. after Swedish police issued an arrest warrant for the Wikileaks founder. Sweden has requested that Mr. Assange be extradited to Sweden on allegations of sexual misconduct.

Mr. Moore joins a short list of prominent activists who said they would provide funds should Mr. Assange escape while on bail.

U.S. officials remain tight-lipped on whether they will attempt to extradite Mr. Assange to the U.S. to face charges. The Justice Department continues to consider possible avenues by which to prosecute Mr. Assange.

Michael Moore Donates to Wikileaks

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