Irish Journalist McKee, Julian Assange and the Pathetic Pulitzers — Strategic Culture

The most promising, talented and fearless young independent Irish journalist of her generation was gunned down at age 29 by two bullets while covering a very minor and typical riot in Derry City on April 18. A couple of dim and drunken young Irish Republican extremist suspects who could not have hit a barn door at point blank range were also immediately rounded up and accused of her murder.

Of all the shots supposedly randomly fired into the crowd that night, the only person to be hit – twice – was the most important and incorruptible investigative reporter in Ireland.

 

Source: Lyra McKee, Julian Assange and the Pathetic Pulitzers — Strategic Culture

Assange to Extradition Court: ‘I Won’t Surrender to the US for Doing Journalism’ – Consortiumnews

Dressed in jeans, a dark jacket and a T-shirt, Assange appeared on a video screen inside a cramped courtroom in Westminster Magistrates Court in London. “I won’t surrender to the U.S. for doing journalism that has won many awards and protected lives,” Assange told the court, according to a tweet from a USA Today correspondent.

Source: Assange to Extradition Court: ‘I Won’t Surrender to the US for Doing Journalism’ – Consortiumnews

ASSANGE EXTRADITION? Our Moment of Truth Looms Just Ahead —

If Julian Assange is extradited to this country and treated like a common criminal — or worse, then no matter what else Donald Trump (with the Q team) is doing to gain my and others’ trust, this will be a deal breaker. Alternatively, if Assange is treated as a star witness for the prosecution of…

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JOHN PILGER: Assange Arrest a Warning from History – Consortiumnews

via johnpilger.com on FB: “The shocking arrest of Julian Assange carries a warning for all who, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “sew the seeds of discontent [without which] there would be no advance towards civilisation”. The warning is explicit towards journalists. What happened to the founder and editor of WikiLeaks can happen to you on a newspaper, you in a TV studio, you on radio, you running a podcast…”

Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight, says John Pilger. Dissent has become an indulgence. And the British elite has abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice. By John Pilger

Source: JOHN PILGER: Assange Arrest a Warning from History – Consortiumnews

The Accelerating Assault on Journalism

 

The Accelerating Assault on Journalism