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Wow! WikiLeaks Gets Nobel Peace Prize Nom!

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This sounds like a delightfully controversial choice by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must be excited to learn that his website has been given the tremendous honor of being nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

Here's what legislator Snorre Valen from Norway's Socialist Left Party had to say about his WikiLeaks nomination:

"I think it is important to raise a debate about freedom of expression and that truth is always the first casualty in war. WikiLeaks wants to make governments accountable for their actions and that contributes to peace."

Leading "Nobel-watcher" Kristian Harpsviken doesn't believe WikiLeaks will win the award. Here's what he had to say about it:

"The reason I think it's unlikely is that there has been so much criticism of WikiLeaks, not least how they have handled identification issues of people in the documents. I don't think it quite does the trick."

There certainly has been lots of controversy surrounding WikiLeaks. We were surprised to even see it get nominated!

It'd be making one hell of a statement against censorship if they win the prize.

Do U think WikiLeaks has a chance at winning the Nobel Peace Prize?

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25 comments to “Wow! WikiLeaks Gets Nobel Peace Prize Nom!”



  1. 1

    Well Obama won and he was hardly deserving so I guess anything's possible. They hand those things out like Pez dispensers.



  2. 2

    Julian Assange, you are my GOD, baby. I love you. I heart you. I trust you. Don't funk with my heart.

    MissCanada
    Vancouver, B.C.



  3. 3

    Seriously, sexiness aside, Julian Asange and Wikipedia are truly, deserving laureates.



  4. 4

    Re: uraPIGperez
    wikileaks… not wikipedia. they're different.



  5. 5

    The Nobel Peace Prize has become such a joke



  6. 6

    OK Post # 2 and # 3 are whatever.. idiots works for me.. but OMG Perez, I can't believe I'm saying this.. NICE… FINALLY….THANKS PEREZ



  7. 7

    They really need to remove the word "peace" from that purely monetary value award.



  8. 8

    Re: uraPIGperez – Wikipedia hahaha!!!!!!!!!!!



  9. 9

    So tired of all misinformed americans. THE NOBEL PRIZE IS SWEDISH, ONLY THE CEREMONU TAKES PLACE IN OSLO, NORWAY. If you'd ever watch a ceremony you would see that.
    Even SNL got it wrong.
    Alfred Nobel was swedish, and the swedish royal family attend the ceremony. Do your research!



  10. 10

    one of the biggest terrorists in the history of the modern world, yasir arafat won the nobel. Let's just say,being nominated for the Nobel is not the greatest of company to be in like it once was



  11. 11

    yeah great guy..is he not wanted in sweden on rape charges…..



  12. 12

    Re: Camilla Lundgren – Perez doesn't say anything about the prize being Norwegian, just that the committee is Norwegian and that the prize is handed out in Norway.. Everyone knows that Alfred Nobel was Swedish.



  13. 13

    Such a joke. It is sad that the Nobel Peace Prize represents nothing. Arafat was my wake up call.



  14. 14

    Re: realroadrunner – I supppose you also believe that flu shots are safe? Those are bullshit charges to keep him from letting the world know what is truly going on. I hope his site wins the prize, and I hope we're once again free to learn the truth on our own, without government intervention keeping us in the dark.



  15. 15

    Re: Camilla Lundgren – Hate to break it to you, but the nobel PEACE prize is Norwegian. Or at the very least, hosted in Norway and chosen by a Norwegian committee. The rest of them are all in Sweden. I'm happy you're proud of your country and all, but perhaps you could do a little fact-checking yourself before lashing out at others.

  16. mayi says – reply to this


    16

    I think I understand the committee's point and the intentions behind the wikileaks website are to stop corruption and make it a better world. However, so far, it has had quite the opposite effect. I doubt any nomination would help governments around the world to consider him as anything else but a threat.

    I say we give the nobel peace prize to Dr Cooper, with his idea to create a replica of Jerusalem in the mexican desert. ;)



  17. 17

    Re: sally1 – yeppp



  18. 18

    Why is it that everyone trusts Julian Assange to disperse all of this information? How does one know that the information this man releases is just selected pieces of information that supports his agenda and the group that backs Assange?????? I read (NYT) that Julian Assange atteneded 37 schools and ended up with no degrees,(Hell Sarah Palin after attending 3 schools received a communications degree),I also read that he doesn't bath or shower regularly and I also read where he has one night stands and does not practice safe sex. Wow what a guy!!!!!!! Everyone should question all sources and question motivations as well as the stability of the source.



  19. 19

    Very provocative and interesting nomination.



  20. 20

    It stopped being a peace prize and lost all credibility a long time ago.



  21. 21

    This is a crock of shit.



  22. 22

    This is just as bad, just as much of a joke as Obama winning the "peace" prize! LMAO!



  23. 23

    I have to agree. Time named Mark Zuckerburg man of year when he overtly trounces our privacy. At least Assange is trying to keep us informed! Instead of distracting us with BS. Too bad most of us are too lazy to read all that stuff. Self included.

  24. @v@ says – reply to this


    24

    With monopoly/corporate media glossing over or even non reporting the last decade or a bit more, this nomination has some real merit. He made truth the buzz again, and his stuff would sell more commercials than all of the snore they were putting out all together, I think.



  25. 25

    Re: adamzlover – no flu shot for me…u dont know if he did it or not…..so shut the hell up moron