Posts tagged ‘war crimes’

Why isn’t CNN’s Anderson Cooper an enemy of the state?

by , posted on Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

rrom The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann (RT)

Julian Assange addressed the United Nations and discussed the United States’ continuing investigation of Wikileaks and Bradley Manning. But what’s the real lesson on journalism in the 21st century that needs to be taken away from the Assange case?

Since June Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London trying to avoid extradition to Sweden, and eventually the United States where he could meet the same fate as Bradley Manning or worse. His crime? Being a journalist. There’s one industry specifically mentioned in the Constitution, just one. And it’s the press, it’s journalism. It’s the tool “we the people” have to keep our government in check and to make sure “we the people” have all the information we need to be informed members of our democracy.