the situation that julian assange is in finally may have hit home for those who work for 'our free press';
Rachel Maddow has aired a segment condemning the new indictment against Julian Assange for 17 alleged violations of the Espionage Act.
Yes, that Rachel Maddow.
MSNBC’s top host began the segment after it was introduced by Chris Hayes,
agreeing with her colleague that it’s surprising that more news outlets
aren’t giving this story more “wall to wall” coverage, given its
immense significance. She recapped Assange’s various legal struggles up
until this point, then accurately described Assange’s new Espionage Act
charges for publishing secret documents.
“And these new charges are not about stealing classified information
or outsmarting computer systems in order to illegally obtain classified
information,” Maddow said.
“It’s not about that. These new charges are trying to prosecute Assange
for publishing that stolen, secret material which was obtained by
somebody else. And that is a whole different kettle of fish then what he
was initially charged with.”
“By charging Assange for publishing that stuff that was taken by
Manning, by issuing these charges today, the Justice Department has just
done something you might have otherwise thought was impossible,”
Maddow added after
explaining the unprecedented nature of this case. “The Justice
Department today, the Trump administration today, just put every
journalistic institution in this country on Julian Assange’s side of the
ledger. On his side of the fight. Which, I know, is unimaginable. But
that is because the government is now trying to assert this brand new
right to criminally prosecute people for publishing secret stuff, and
newspapers and magazines and investigative journalists and all sorts of
different entities publish secret stuff all the time. That is the bread
and butter of what we do.”......https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/05/no_author/professional-assange-smearers-finally-realize-his-fate-is-tied-to-theirs/