Media Elites To Assange: Fight For Your Own Hide: The Committee to Protect Journalists mimics the government and drops the jailed Wikileaks founder like a hot potato. | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Media Elites To Assange: Fight For Your Own Hide: The Committee to Protect Journalists mimics the government and drops the jailed Wikileaks founder like a hot potato.

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Media Elites To Assange: Fight For Your Own Hide
The Committee to Protect Journalists mimics the government and drops the jailed Wikileaks founder like a hot potato.

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DECEMBER 26, 2019|12:01 AM
TED GALEN CARPENTER
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange languishes in a British prison awaiting probable extradition to the United States to stand trial for violating the Espionage Act of 1917. Ironically, he is serving jail time for jumping bail on trumped-up sex crime charges in Sweden that even the Swedish government has now abandoned. Most Western, especially American, mainstream journalists, though, have expressed at most tepid opposition to the persecution of Assange, even as reports mount that his health has deteriorated to an alarming extent.

This is shameful and jeopardizes the news media’s own long-term interests.

The worst thing about such conduct is that so many reporters have bought into the Justice Department’s insistence that Assange is not a “legitimate” journalist. John Demers, the DOJ’s assistant attorney general for national security, bluntly stated the government’s thesis earlier this year. “Julian Assange,” Demers said, “is no journalist,” since he engaged in “explicit solicitation of classified information.”

Other Trump administration officials have conducted a similar campaign to delegitimize Assange’s status as a journalist, thereby justifying his prosecution for espionage. “WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service,” CIA Director Mike Pompeo said in April 2017 during his first public speech as head of the agency. “Assange and his ilk,” Pompeo charged, seek “personal self-aggrandizement through the destruction of Western values.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What Assange did, was to tell the truth, which was found terribly embarrassing those in the bowels of power in DC, so they have reacted en masse to silence him permanently.

And I would like to challenge former CIA Director (and now Secretary of State) Pompeo with the following question; when was Assange, and the information he shared, ever proven wrong?!?

The short answer is, absolutely never, to the best of my understanding.

Comments

something always bothered me about him..

poorrichard

in the back of my mind.. I've always suspected him of being apart of the U.S intelligence services. although portraying himself as some kind of international slippery-slider.

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