Sarah Ellison, former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has a sprawling, in-depth look at Julian Assange and his relationship with The Guardian and other media entities in Vanity Fair, and it just went online. Naturally the Internet is buzzing with reviews of the piece, so instead of giving of our take (we could be bribed though – think king-size Snickers), below are a collection of views from places we like to read:
- Jack Shafer at Slate says that Assange comes across as a complicated egomaniac who has become increasingly difficult for the media to work with.
- Kat Stoeffel of The New York Observer grabs a few excerpts from Ellison, including one that disagrees with Shafer’s notion that Assange’s ploys were purely selfish in nature.
- Jack Mirkinson discusses how Assange almost sued The Guardian over at The Huffington Post.
- Nicholas Jackson of The Atlantic applauds Ellison for pointing out little known details.