Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Attack On Assange, An Attack On Free Speech - David Knight

Julian Assange makes the case what WikiLeaks has done is no different than what establishment press has done with Watergate, the Pentagon Papers, Jack Anderson’s expose of Mafia/CIA connections. He said if WikiLeaks is charged “for speaking truth to power with purloined or leaked material”, it will be an attack on the 1st Amendment. Where does it stop? Will journalists be jailed for quoting whistleblowers? Linking to documents?

The Trump Administration is targeting Assange. I hope Mr Assange feels betrayed after Wikileaks helped The Donald get elected. Perhaps this targeting of Assange is designed to elicit a response - the dumping of pedogate material, which would help drain the swamp.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 25th, 2017.]

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