The self-destructive absurdity of the so called journalists

The Swedish prosecutor has announced that she has closed the investigation of Julian Assange. The press conference was more revealing in terms of the bias and prejudices of the corporate media than anything it revealed about the Swedish criminal justice system.

 

The corporate media's so called journalists managed to frame their questions in a manner that presumed Assange's guilt. Obviously, the presumption of innocence does not apply to anyone deemed to be an enemy of America's elite.

 

With the dropping of the Swedish case, Assange ought to be free to leave the Ecuadorian embassy. However, he would be very unwise to do so. In relation to the now defunct Swedish case, Assange was placed on bail. His entry into the Ecuadorian embassy resulted in his violation of the bail conditions. Even though he claimed and was granted asylum, and the substantive case has been dropped, absurdly he can be arrested the moment he leaves the embassy for the breech of bail. In the case of such an arrest, it seems likely that the US would request his extradition.

 

Recently, Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General, stated that bringing charges against Assange is a priority. CIA Director Pompeo was even more lurid, sounding like someone who had read too many spy novels. He absurdly denounced Assange and WikiLeaks as a hostile intelligence agency. The US elite are unanimous in their hatred of Assange. Hillary Clinton infamously said that she wanted him droned. Others have also called for his assassination.

 

In this context, the notion that Assange would receive a fair trial is hardly credible. Indeed, the obvious reason why the US has still not come up with any charge is because legally there clearly is no case to answer. This is illustrated by all the loose talk about him being a traitor. Such people seem oblivious to the fact that Assange is not a US citizen. Foreigners cannot be traitors. Whatever charge the Attorney General came up with that could plausibly put before the courts would inevitably put all news organisations and journalists at risk of criminalisation, as Assange's "crime" was the publication of authentic information. Prosecuting Assange would effectively eviscerate the first amendment.

 

Yet, the corporate media's so called journalists are busily acting as cheerleaders for the witch hunt, apparently oblivious to the fact that a successful prosecution of Assange would leave every news organisation that published stories based on or using classified information open to similar treatment. The corporate media are apparently determined to end freedom of expression.

 

 

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Comments (18)

  1. wirelessguru1

    Of course the Deep State hates Assange because he has been able to defy them…

    May 19, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      Not just the deep state, but also Trump appointees, such as Sessions and Pompeo.

      May 19, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        Well, until Trump defeats the Deep State, they still have to work with it…
        (see My thread here on Deep State War)

        May 19, 2017
        1. EZWAYZ

          Julian Assange, Snowden, and others were carrying out the war against the deep state long before Trump showed up. He ought to call off the dogs.

          May 19, 2017
          1. wirelessguru1

            He needs a LOT more leverage to call of the dogs.
            In other words, he has to fire a few more commies…

            May 20, 2017
  2. Munkyman

    Yeah, that’s pretty much my take on it too. He’s not a citizen & he’s never held a US security clearance so he’s broken no law… maybe receipt of stolen property & since he doesn’t get boxes of actual originals that’s hard to prove. The documents aren’t copyrighted so there’s no violation of that international law. He’s never been forced to retract anything, he publishes the truth in all it’s ugly splendor. Any hostility he might have for particular politicians might stem from threats made against his life by people with the ability to order him “droned.”

    May 19, 2017
  3. jaageet

    Seems to me that Assange has no end-game. One way or other, he’s dead. Forget justice. Law and order does not exist in this world. This lawless creed used to be clandestine CIA black ops but is now official US foreign policy in the prosecution of extra-judicial killings ranging from decapitation of foreign governments to cruise missile striking and droning the bejeesus out of “bad guys and every sentient beings within the blast site”.

    May 19, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      One way or another all end up dead.

      May 19, 2017
    2. stevehayes13

      Just because some people are criminals does not mean that law does not exist.

      May 20, 2017
      1. jaageet

        Law? Whose law? What law? Judicial principles are like biblical truths. It is safer to live above the human fray.

        May 20, 2017
  4. magnocrat

    I’m a surface man myself never been in a deep state.

    May 20, 2017
    1. jaageet

      Deep state of what?

      May 20, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        That crazy old dude is superficial and has no depth to himself.

        May 20, 2017
      2. magnocrat

        There are men and women who dedicate themselves to unearthing power politics. Some of them get so involved it becomes an obsession ; their whole lives and efforts can push them into extremity. Julian Assange is such a man. Keep yourself free of obsessive behaviour it can lead to shipwreck.

        May 21, 2017
        1. jaageet

          Do you keep yourself free and not get sucked into the vortex of human foly?

          May 22, 2017
  5. magnocrat

    Not at all its been a close call for me on several occasions. Things are much easier now in the shallows and you notice things that you totally missed in the hurly burley.
    ’ And from the craggy ledge the poppy hangs in sleep.’

    May 22, 2017
    1. jaageet

      Hurly-burly is not good. I get involved in the hurly but take off and vanish before the burly starts. I don’t like the ugliness that comes from being human. It’s important to eat the meat and not swallow the bone.

      May 22, 2017
  6. magnocrat

    Yes that ugliness is ever present in us all and you are right to keep it under guard. Do you think money has exposed you more to the downside of human nature?

    May 23, 2017