Newsday's Ellis Henican Compares Wikileaks to the Drudge Report

Newsday columnist and Fox News contributor Ellis Henican on Saturday compared the website known as Wikileaks to the popular news aggregator the Drudge Report.

Discussing the recent leaks by this atrocious outlet on "Fox News Watch," Henican made the case that "most of us who work in the media will tell you honestly we live off of leaks. Give me more leaks," he said.

Conservative political commentator S. E. Cupp took issue with this saying, "It seems as though the sole purpose of Wikileaks is to discredit and dismantle our war efforts and at any cost."

She continued, "And I'm sorry, that's not journalism. They're just a collection bin for, for you know, documents." 

Henican responded, "Kind of like the Drudge Report, right?" (video follows with transcript, file photo):  

ELLIS HENICAN, NEWSDAY: Can I stand up for leaks for one second? I mean, clearly, you can have damaging leaks in military situations, and these Jim may be causing some damage. But you know, it's the military's job to keep their secrets, and most of us who work in the media will tell you honestly we live off of leaks. Give me more leaks. 

S. E. CUPP: Yeah, but Ellis, Ellis, look, if Wikileaks existed for whistle-blowers in the tobacco industry...

HENICAN: Great.

CUPP: ...or even D.C. lobbyists... 

HENICAN: Great.

CUPP: Super. But it seems as though the sole purpose of Wikileaks is to discredit and dismantle our war efforts and at any cost. And I'm sorry, that's not journalism. They're just a collection bin for, for you know, documents.

HENICAN: Kind of like the Drudge Report, right?  

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