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Julian Assange’s Chilling Effect

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Posted By: abuela10, 5/24/2019 7:25:46 AM

America’s indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act had barely been handed up than the press jumped right in with what it sees as the big news — that the case could endanger the press itself. Never mind the military secrets that Mr. Assange may have betrayed in the middle of a war. No, you can bet your last pixel that the story is first about us and the First Amendment. Our eyes, for one, are dry. We’ve spent much of a long newspaper life trying to get people to tell us government secrets. We

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Reply 1 - Posted by: winnie1 5/24/2019 7:46:41 AM (No. 83257)
I am more interested to see if the DNC hack was done by Seth Rich?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56 5/24/2019 7:54:58 AM (No. 83267)
So what? The private who walked out with the documents got a free sex change and a quick and early release from prison, courtesy of Emperor Obama the First. And his/her/its supervisors who allowed him/her/it to walk out with them surely escaped any penalties. Maybe Assange should take a plea for time served.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: curious1 5/24/2019 8:39:25 AM (No. 83308)
Assange isn't and wasn't a US citizen. Wasn't on US soil when the deeds were supposedly done. So exactly how does the US have any jurisdiction over him? Is this along the same lines as an illegal sneaks in and has all the rights of a legal citizen, and a foreign citizen on foreign soil is subject to our criminal laws? Or something like that? That's crazy, and smells like leftard deep state globalist perspective. Until the NY Slimes and WA Compost and other 'news media' outlets get collectively thrown in prison for publishing the Ellsberg files or Leaky Leahy is prosecuted for leaking and getting guys killed, nothing should be done to Assange. Hope his group releases all sorts of interesting data on government traitors in retaliation.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0 5/24/2019 9:00:04 AM (No. 83326)
As to Assange not being a citizen: can a Canadian driver ignore American traffic laws just because he drove over the border?? Assange is wrong. And so are any and all other lawbreakers. If you don't like a law, impress your representative to work on changing it. Only a simpering twit, a jack-booted thug or a liberal would believe that Wiki + any other word is a place that can be altered by any simpering twit, a jack-booted thug or a liberal . America knows who are the real newspapermen and newspaperwomen. We honor them and their often dangerous pursuit of the truth.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog 5/24/2019 3:17:03 PM (No. 83617)
What about the "Pentagon Papers?"
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