It's a joke.
But now that Julian Assange has been arrested, and likely soon to be extradited to the US, what say you?
I feel like he did a public service with what he exposed. The damage he allegedly did to our intel services didn't seem to ever materialize. But given Cheslea Manning is still in jail, it seems unlikely that he would get whistleblower status.
Although I have no idea what the laws are regarding classified information and reporters. Leaks happen all the time and reporters don't go to jail for illegal/classified leaking.