Journalists Abandoned Julian Assange and Slit Their Own Throats

Article author: 
Chris Hedges
Article publisher: 
Mint Press News
Article date: 
11 July 2023
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

The persecution of Julian Assange, along with the climate of fear, wholesale government surveillance and use of the Espionage Act to prosecute whistleblowers, has emasculated investigative journalism. The press has not only failed to mount a sustained campaign to support Julian, whose extradition appears imminent but no longer attempts to shine a light into the inner workings of power...

The U.S. government, especially the military and agencies such as the CIA, the FBI, the NSA and Homeland Security, have no intention of stopping with Julian... They are cementing into place mechanisms of draconian state censorship, some features of which were exposed by Matt Taibbi in the Twitter Files, to construct a dystopian corporate totalitarianism...

... Stella Assange, an attorney who is married to Julian; Matt Kennard, co-founder and chief investigator of Declassified UK, and I examined the collapse of the press, especially with regard to Julian’s case. You can watch our discussion here...

“Julian was a superstar,” [his wife] Stella said. “He came from outside the ‘old boys’ network. He talked about how these revelations should lead to reform and how the Collateral Murder video reveals that this is a war crime.”...

While Visa cut off WikiLeaks, Stella noted, it continued to process donations to the Ku Klux Klan...

“This is not just about Assange,” Matt [Matt Kennard, co-founder and chief investigator of Declassified UK] continued. “This is about all of our futures, the future for our kids and our grandkids. The things we hold dear, democracy, freedom of speech, free press, they’re very, very fragile, much more fragile than we realize... If they get Assange, the levies will break... They don’t pick off one person and say we’re going to hold off now. They’ll use those tools to go after anyone who wants to expose them.”...


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