Now, when the founder of “WikiLeaks” Julian Assange charged with 18 charges in the United States, including the violation of the law “About espionage” 1917, the media have finally begun to expose the U.S. Department of justice criticism.”Corporate media should make a choice here and now. They must overcome their hatred of Julian Assange if they want to save their skins because they are now in the line of fire,” said the editor-in-chief of the Consortium News and the author of the book about Hillary Clinton Joe Lauria.
After Assange’s arrest on April 11, very few major news outlets were prepared to defend a journalist they had supported for years. After us, Department of justice brought an additional 17 charges against the founder of WikiLeaks, some major media, such as the New York Times and The Washington Post, began to publish the opinions of experts and journalists who partially oppose the charges against Assange.
The New York Times article was entitled, “the Indictment against Assange is directed at the heart of the First Amendment.” The article describes how the trump administration seeks to use the law “On espionage” to influence journalists.
“The charges against Assange are aimed against the spirit of the First Amendment,” said Lauria.
According to the journalist, “The New York Times” published a number of materials not out of love for Julian Assange: “It’s out of their own interests. They see that this is a precedent that is being set with this indictment: any journalist, individual or organization that disseminates classified information may face charges from us Treasury.”
Thus, major publications such as “The New York Times”, “CNN”, “The Washington Post”, which receives and publishes classified information, can be prosecuted.