Michael Moore has gone a step too far. It has always been his right to oppose President Trump, and in America, he enjoys the freedoms that allow him to question the government on pretty much any topic he wants and to protest if he sees fit. But his latest stunt is ill thought-out and could even be classed as sedition.
He has called for government workers to leak information to him so he can publish it on his website: “Trumpileaks”.
This is incredibly dangerous and could potentially endanger thousands of lives. Inviting others to commit sedition on your behalf is not a noble act, it is a selfish one. If Moore wants information about the President to be openly available to all, he should ask a filmmaker to make a documentary or get out there and do it himself.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
The “TrumpiLeaks” website is actually a page on Moore’s much larger website that runs news articles and advertises the filmmaker’s other projects. The page directs potential leakers to several ways to get the sensitive information to Moore through WhatsApp, encrypted email, and other secure apps already widely available.
“I need one of you to help me,” Moore wrote in a letter obtained by Politico. “It might get dangerous. It may get us in trouble. But we’re running out of time. We must act. It’s our patriotic duty.”
This is active involvement in trying to get State secrets. It is irresponsible and it is anti-American. Does Moore think that his little website is safe from external hackers? What protections has he put in place for those who might be endangered (whilst in service to their country) by the leaking of classified intel?