Assange UK trial a crime against journalism 

The Guardian view on Julian Assange’s extradition: a bad day for journalism

The decision by Priti Patel, the home secretary, to extradite the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US ought to worry anyone who cares about journalism and democracy. Mr Assange, 50, has been charged under the US Espionage Act, including publishing classified material. He faces up to 175 years in jail if found guilty by a US court. This action potentially opens the door for journalists anywhere in the world to be extradited to the US for exposing information deemed classified by Washington.

Most NZ Media rooms are now slavish cowards to the woke social media lynch mob, and the Woke’s denigration of Assange as a rapist means any coverage in NZ must be deplatformed and never spoken of.

The woke would eat their own young if they weren’t all vegans.

Incredibly Nicky Hager’s astounding witness evidence given in the show trail against Assange was utterly ignored by most NZ media.

This type of cowardly journalism’s irony is poignant because of course Assange is one of the most important voices in real journalism.

Without his work the war crimes, the murders, the abuses of power that damage all the people those Woke claim to care about would never have seen the light of day.

This stopped being about Justice a long time ago.

The American’s will torture him as a warning to anyone else who exposes their war crimes.

What a bitter day for democracy, journalism and progressive politics!

 

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