DAY OF RECKONING: WE TOLD YOU FOR YEARS THAT IT’S ESPIONAGE, NOT JOURNALISM
Yesterday morning, we woke up to the (delightful) news that Russian GRU asset and creator of Russian intelligence front Wikileaks, Julian Assange, was arrested and calmly escorted from the Ecuadorian embassy.
The mainstream media failed in several ways. Some got caught up in the information op. Some believed that what Wikileaks and its creator Julian Assange were doing was somehow real journalism. Others were participants in the op, trustwashing Wikileaks and Assange despite warnings from experts in the intelligence community who had all of a sudden become, according to their narratives, America’s number one enemies rather than defenders.
We can continue to go down this “America’s Deep State is evil” road, ignoring the now well-vetted histories of malicious actors like Eric Lichtblau, James Risen, Julian Assange, Ed Snowden and Glenn Greenwald. Or, we can objectively reassess the past and admit we were fooled.
From this point forward, arguing that hacking into a Department of Defense database somehow qualifies as legitimate journalism is not only farcical, it’s downright seditious. We KNOW better now. There are no more excuses.
Nevertheless, the trust-washers are coming out of the woodwork. Not only do they not belong in journalism, they should be relegated to history’s trashbin, alongside Alex Jones, where they can no longer contaminate America’s information space and social media.
So let’s call them out. Let’s take a look at these stalwarts who continue to peddle “Deep State” rubbish.
Of course, there’s Johnny-on-the-spot, Russia Today (also known as Russian state media) who was outside the Ecuadorian embassy and quick to jump to Assange’s defense, along with Russia’s faithful lapdog Ed Snowden.
On the more humorous side, we have Pamela Anderson, who even once visited Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy. Among Assange’s supporters, Anderson’s advocacy is roughly equivalent with any of Assange’s other supporters, in terms of credibility. Call it a lesson in carefully choosing who you want to go to bat for.
If you’ve followed my work, you know I’ve been calling out subversive behavior inside MSNBC. So Ari’s tweet really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone:
This one shouldn’t really come as a surprise, either:
Sensible journalists are retreating from Assange and Wikileaks, because there’s simply no logical argument that can justify espionage as journalism. Anyone doubling down at this point, reinforcing doubt in our law enforcement and intelligence communities, is showing their hand.
So I’ll let you enjoy the showdown and judge for yourself. Take close note of the holdouts, the trust-washers and their actions. They’re the same people we’ve been warning you about for YEARS…