Listen to a reading of this article (reading by Tim Foley): Wednesday was World Press Freedom Day, and it saw US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and Deputy State Department Spokesman Vedant Patel confronted about the glaring hypocrisy of the Biden administration's persecution of Julian Assange for the crime of good journalism.
The US government is just outright criminal along with the rest of the western world. I don't see how we can right the ship
There is now so much hypocrisy in the US government that we might as well start referring to it as a “hypocracy.”
Assange is a hero whom Tucker Carlson and many others have valorized, thank God.
I've been thinking a lot about how ordinary people change society. The Academy of Ideas (on youtube) has some great answers, as does Vaclav Havel's book, "The Power of the Powerless."
When you think about the future history books of the United States as they will be written about this period, the crimes and hypocrisies of those “leading” the country will jump off the page every bit as much as those most reviled leaders of the 20th century. There is no defense for this.
Free journalism was very damaging to the US in the Vietnam war. A 'mistake' the Pentagon would care not to repeat. The UK's Falklands war was a model of how to control the media using journalism that the Americans could learn from. The British Govt. filtered who went out with the Navy, who was on the ground, they were all either government friendly journos or tightly controlled (not so hard on an isolated island in the Atlantic). The Thatcher/Murdoch template was adopted by MI6/5 and the CIA and has proved highly successful ever since.
Medea Benjamin/Code Pink has been showing up since the carnage inflicted upon Afghanistan and then Iraq...where are the rest of the (former) justice/peace groups here in the US? I'll tell you where...NON EXISTENT.
Straight up 1984.
Julian Assange is being punished for the “crime” of journalism, and the people with the power to help him are choosing to remain silent.
According to Joe Biden, he graduated in the top of his class, graduated with three degrees, and was arrested in a civil rights movement. He now sits in the highest public office in the land as POTUS.
Julian Assange, receiver of numerous awards in journalism, overseeing Wikileaks, which has a 100% proven track record of accuracy in reporting truth, has now been sitting in Belmarsh prison for 4+ years - without even a judicial trial for the crimes he is accused of by Joe Biden.
So you be the judge where the real scam is taking place: The lying, corrupt criminal in the White House, or the ethical journalist in Belmarsh?
Daniel Ellesberg dying of pancreatic cancer could and can make a difference with Julian's prosecution as he did in the past with Vietnam. How can the media continue to deny Daniel's words.
In my opinion, there is ONE reason why Assange remains in his predicament.
She won't sign off on it, and everyone else just goes along because... Hillary.
They don't want to try him. He has been sentenced to die in prison.
“....the job of the White House press secretary is not to tell the truth, but to "stay on message and control the narrative."
Yet they claim to be against dis and misinformation but they are perhaps the biggest purveyors of it.
As Wall Street Journal White House correspondent Sabrina Siddiqi recently acknowledged on MSNBC, the job of the White House press secretary is not to tell the truth, but to "stay on message and control the narrative."
Another usa flack said it much more directly many long years ago.
"If you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you're stupid."
--- Arthur Sylvester, assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, to American journalists, 1965
So anyone, everyone, answer me this. Why the duck have all these generations of usa "news reporter" gone on since the Founding Liars pretending they are doing the phucking jobs they are supposed to do. Of course it is the same in all the western "free and open" "nations" but the usa is far and away the biggest liars on Earth.
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We're so pro-journalist in the USA that we prosecute a journalist for showing how the US government literally murders journalists in a war zone.
Surprised nobody also pushed the officials with any questions about the Twitter files and recent cases of government coordinated media censorship.