" US gov. is now saying, completely explicitly, in court, [the PentagonPapers] reporters could and should have gone to jail and that is how we will act in future. The WaPo, the NYT, and all the “great liberal media” of the USA are not in court to hear it and do not report it, because of their active complicity in the “othering” of #Assange as something sub-human whose fate can be ignored. Are they really so stupid as not to understand that they are next? "
Very odd situation given NYT and WaPo are highly troublesome to DJT and WikiLeaks (emailgate) had some part in his election in 2016. Given DJT's propensity for playing "Joke's On You", I would not be surprised if there was more to this story than meets the eye.
so what is there "more than meets the eye" than the absolute obious:
* an all-out political assault on journalism considered "enemy of the ppl" by the US gov
* using Assange, after 10y of vilification/distraction about his persona as an precedent, hoping he lost all support from de-solidarized people and mainstream press
* assimilation of publishing online (whatever "nat sec" docos) to "espionnage" aiding the enemy
* gravest threat to media freedom and freedom of speech since... ever?
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