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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Why Reporters Should DEFEND Julian Assange & Wikileaks

"It is now well known that the Obama justice department has prosecuted more government leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all prior administrations combined - in fact, double the number of all such prior prosecutions. But as last week's controversy over the DOJ's pursuit of the phone records of AP reporters illustrated, this obsessive fixation in defense of secrecy also targets, and severely damages, journalists specifically and the newsgathering process in general."*

Fox News take note: if Julian Assange is convicted, then investigative journalism will become effectively illegal. The Obama Department of Justice has made an accusation, that could kill the freedom of the press. Cenk Uygur breaks down the ridiculous war on the press.

*Read more from The Guardian:

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