WikiLeaks ex-spokesman penning tell-all
Ex-WikiLeaker Daniel Domscheit-Berg's book will be out in February.
January 6th, 2011
12:53 PM ET

WikiLeaks ex-spokesman penning tell-all

A man who played an instrumental role in the WikiLeaks website is penning a memoir that will hit stores February 15. No, it's not Julian Assange. We're talking about Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who abruptly quit WikiLeaks as its spokesman in September. His book will debut just weeks after a Vanity Fair article that promises to reveal the dramatic back story about the Guardian and New York Times' dealings with Assange.

"Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website" will "reveal the evolution, finances, and inner tensions" of WikiLeaks, according to Crown Publishing. Domscheit-Berg will also explain why he left WikiLeaks and his "disenchantment with the organization's lack of transparency, its abandonment of political neutrality, and the increasing concentration of power by Assange," according to a David Drake, the senior executive vice president of publicity at Crown.

Since leaving WikiLeaks, Domscheit-Berg has said he plans to launch, a site that will share information - obtained from anonymous sources - with outlets such as news media and nonprofit rights groups that are best able to report it.

The book will tell the story of how Domscheit-Berg met Assange in 2007 at the Chaos Computer Club, a controversial hacker group based in Germany. CCC once reportedly published a German politician's fingerprints to protest using identity technology on passports.

Domscheit-Berg worked with WikiLeaks for several years, helping coordinate significant leaks, including information about a corrupt election in Kenya and the release of a classified video showing a U.S. Apache helicopter firing at and killing civilians (including two journalists) on the ground in Iraq.

It was reported in December that Assange had signed book deals worth more than $1 million.

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  1. mr. Ontopic

    Are there any people this earth more stupid and failed than christian army gaga americans...hit me a drone but do make me see that ugly face of all those sarah palin drunken rejects ever again.. A clown country of the most rediculous clown people. Signed... Mark twain

    January 6, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • adam

      thank you for not taking this seriously, people need to relax and stop arguing

      January 6, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GypsyKing

    I'll be sure and run out and read this quitters book, right after finish Sarah Palin's...

    January 6, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    GaGa Vs T: Round 8. And T,with a right, another right, an upper cut. Oh! And GaGa counters with a wicked left hook. That's the bell. The winner will go on to fight Anon for the welter championship in Las Vegas, Nevada!

    January 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gaga-over-u

    @gaga: u know nothing about western justice system! suspect assumed to be innocent until proven more please

    January 6, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    @fabledfangs: We are all idiots on the stage of life!

    January 6, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mr. Ontopic

    And you know.. Mr. Cute...the invisible assange..loved by all true bluer and claimed female claiming americans...paid me for my comments. Sneaky guy. My true thought is how his real lover must feel who is most likely an american log cabin bush cheny republican fox networks consultant.

    January 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ginger ale

    Assange is a modern day hitler, potentially murdering innocents via his internet site instead of using gas and Ovens.. Pull your heads out of your ignorant behinds. Gov't all have secrets, primarily to protect their citizens! Lock him up like traitor Manning before the world becomes even more dangerous than it already is.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      More right-wing mumbo-jumbo and there's not a word of truth in it! The only modern day Hitlers are the right-wing thugs in Washington and their henchmen in Europe and henchwoman Angie Merkel in Berlin! So much ignorance being vomited here. Incredible for this enlightened age or is it???

      January 7, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Julian Assange

      The reality is that we getting more and more involved Afganistan. We are attempting to gradually take over the county for our resouces benefit, and to attempt to make afganistans the carbon-copy of Christian American white women. We are already talking about permanent bases being established. We are becoming an Empire. Look out world, we are coming to save you from yourselves. As long as you do what we tell you to, we will get along fine. less

      January 7, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. secret

    Thank assange for the truth.we were sold a war iraq for greed.where is weapon of mass destruction?people hate assange support bush lies.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. what

    We need the truth since bush lies cause us innocent soldiers' lives,bankrupt and gave trillions of secret money to banks.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • 2Cents

      ppl like you support another 9/11. Its just like saying the holocaust never happened.

      January 7, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. T

    My father said france was no worse than america. "west is west, my son. We're an example de dieu – white but evil." i disagreed and came here hoping for a more silver society to avoid having headach for taking man's wicked nature to heart. He was right though, people like "gaga" are everywhere to make up the foolish promoteur de l'injustice with the brain of they v us mindset.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    amen to that secret! while were on the subject i suspect aussange has not been charged by our gov. is becuz they cant. in particular since they knew of his website 4 months and had the means to shut it down but did not! really? really!

    January 6, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Marianne Johnpillai

    Fellow citizens of the world... don't we have something more important to discuss like how we could each make the world a better place for all? Here's my ponderings.. for every time I point a finger at another, I have 3 pointing at me. So I need to look deep at myself and see what I need to change within me, with God's help, to be a better person to live with, to talk to, to work with and to meet, even for a brief moment. How about you?

    January 6, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    thank you marrianne i apologize if i spelled your name wrong. i agree totally with what youre saying and it disturbs me alot to hear that ppl assume assange guilty when he has not been charged nor convicted therefore he hasnt had due process.

    January 6, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shrubbery

      another revolutionist caught with his pants down... the book should be insight that assange is not the guider of lost souls to see the truth,but a businessman with a narcisstic trait a mile wide, and eyes on making money and fame, for his pockets without principle or morals.

      January 7, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    our forefathers fought long and hard for our right for that and we should not assume guilt when by our own judicial guidelines state pressume INNOCENT until proven otherwise. what i would really like to hear is what info he has on bank of america!!!

    January 6, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    and i also would like to know about the backroom antics that happened during the bush administration that involved MY tax dollars and i feel i have every right to know that. Who gave them permission to use my money 2 give to the banks?? NOT I NOT U NOT US

    January 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
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