Wikileaks can add another company head to their collection of pikes. This time, the victim is Al-Jazeera director Wadaj Khanfar, who officially resigned yesterday after an unflattering Wikileak compromised his journalistic integrity.
The leak showed that the eight-year director for the Middle Eastern news network censored images on behalf of the U.S. government. The images that Khanfar had removed were pictures of injured civilians harmed during the Iraq war, and they were cut in an attempt to portray a more favorable image of the U.S. to Al-Jazeera's viewers.
With the leak, Wikileaks has demonstrated either their lack of loyalty or bias (pick one). In 2010, Al-Jazeera was one of the only networks Wikileaks could turn to that would cover their Iraq War Logs. In contrast to their Western media counterparts, Al-Jazeera seemingly warmed to the idea of Wikileaks, starting their own Wikileaks style platform that same year.
The news network has never been known for glowing American sentiment, but they won praise from Hilary Clinton, as well as scores of internet viewers, for their coverage of Egypt's uprising against former president Hosni Mubarak.