Jullian Assange is an egomaniac, that's pretty clear. He doesn't care who gets hurt, so long as his project gets exposure. By now, the issue of the media collaborating with him is also a dead horse, even if it shouldn't be.
What's depressing about the present round of Wikileaks materials (at least so far) is that large chunks of the discussion is focused on who has been proven right. Partially this may stem from the rather unexpected turn of events where Assange is pouring large amounts of information into the pubic realm which mostly sort of supports the narrative much of the media hasn't been telling. Lee Smith details this well; Andrew Sullivan has been demonstrating it through massive denial and obfuscation. What is largely lacking, unfortunately, is people actually reading the stuff, and deliberating what it means from here forward. I've seen a few of the original cables, and they're fascinating, but I've only had time for a couple quick dips. They differ from media reports in their breadth and depth. If Assange has already stolen the data and given it to the world, perhaps the world should be learning something from it, not only tussling over who's been proven right. I mean, even if no-one was right, there still might be value in now settling down to facing what's in there.