Originally Posted by Alonso
Wikileaks is not committing a crime. If anyone committed a crime it was the person that stole the information. Wikileaks is a news source as much as the Wall Street Journal and NBC. When a news organization (here Wikileaks) obtains information that is newsworthy --doesn't matter if it was stolen-- it can be published as long as the news organization had nothing to do with the theft.
But the news organization has something to do with the theft. Besides distributing stolen classified information can be considered espionage, a crime.