In Refusing To Defend Assange, Mainstream Media Exposes Its True Nature

By Caitlin Johnstone, July 28, 2018

As pressure on Ecuador increases to throw Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, here’s a reminder of how snively the media, who should be Julian’s natural allies, have been — how cowardly, and how unconscionable.

Folks with good intentions and some knowledge of history, do warn “next they’ll come for the New York Times.”  No worries; they already have.

Johnstone’s piece goes back exactly three months, but what she writes makes clear that “they” have long since “come for the NY Times”  — and not only the NYT.  Even so — are there no consciences, no journalist professionalism, no sense of solidarity left?  Are the we-pick-the-news-that’s-fit-to-print people so jaded that they are happy to acquiesce in Julian Assange’s virtual imprisonment, as long as no tries to actually bring him to trial and create unwelcome precedent for other publishers?  Yuk.