I've actually done a 180 on Assange. At one point I thought he was totally in the wrong - thinking that he was just doing it to make a name for himself. But after educating myself more about that whole situation, I've changed my mind. Like you, nothing ever seemed to come out of what he published.
I'm hoping that Trump pardons him, as he seems to be able to look at persecution in ways that others might not. I'm giving Trump this chance to maybe change my mind about him a little bit. That is to say that it will not exonerate Trump in my eyes, but it will certain allow me to have some sort of respect for him.
I guess my own version of TDS isn't easily curable, but it could be helped along with little doses of antibiotics such as this.