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The American MSM has shamelessly showed indifference to one of their own (journalist) being illegally arrested, detained, and tortured for speaking the TRUTH. Meanwhile MSM lies for the CIA all the time and they walk freely as if nothing happened. Ironically Julian is more of a journalist than any of the other journalist shits that serve the American oligarchy.

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Our Presidents and Congress(s) have no respect for democracy. for championing free speech for advocating dialog and compromise and deplomacy over "the war machine....every single one of them.

Please name an exception.

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Julian couldn't ask for a better, more informed or invested pair to outline this travesty. <3

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Julian Assange is a hero in our local press of course this isn't America. Our local Press is a co-operative and I am a member. Corporate media is about profit co-operative media is about democracy.

In Quebec Julian Assange is a Saint and Greta Thunberg is a Saintess.

America never had a free press. Never ever from Poor Richard (Bonhomme Richard) to FOX NEWS?.

Somewhere between Public and Private is a proper balance.

Quebec is doing a pretty good job finding a balance. We have so many bad examples to see just over the border.

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Jan 18, 2023·edited Jan 18, 2023

Meanwhile, you may find this instructive:

https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.txed.197917/gov.uscourts.txed.197917.92.0.pdf

To summarize:

*After years of denials, the FBI has finally admitted that Seth Rich is directly linked to the “hack” of the Democratic National Committee email servers in 2016.

*The FBI has been in possession of a report about Seth Rich’s work laptop for nearly five years, yet purportedly it did not discover that report in response to FOIA requests.

*The FBI had yet another technique, heretofore undisclosed, for hiding records from FOIA requesters.

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In the USA, those who are trying to make the world a better place who are seen as a treat by the deep state are either thrown into jail such as Julian Assange or are assassinated such as MLK or Malcolm X.

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I have lost faith in Big Pharma completely.

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Kevin could have easily filled an hour. You could have part 2 with him Chris. He has dedicated a long time to helping whistleblowers remain in the the public mind. National Security owned MSM sure won't do it.

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I'm not a lawyer so I have no idea if this type of questioning works in court but I would love to see people hackling big names, or simply asking anyone who believes Assange is a criminal this question: If I, as an American citizen living outside the US (in a country that will deport anyone, anywhere, for any reason, even if violating their own law) have secret Chinese/Cuban/Russian information that shows the crimes of those governments, and I release those secrets to the press/publish those secrets, should I be deported to any of those countries to face espionage charges?

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Great show Chris and Kevin getting your book ASAP! It sure puts the Nuremberg War Crime Trials to mind. I think Chomsky pointed out when they were prosecuting Nazi's that the allied Generals would say "we did that too so don't prosecute them" cherry picking the ones they "may" not have done. Soldiers couldn't hide behind "I was following orders" has been flushed down Orwell's Memory Hole at least in the USA. Assange's whistle blowing should be championed by all the media and promotion of a real liberal democracy! Lets face it the west has ignored all Nuremberg laws from the carpet bombing of Germany, Japan with napalm and 2 nuclear Holocausts on a civilian population. Failed States abound from North Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Indonesia, Philippines, Central and South America and on and on! Revealing war crimes like Mai Lai in the 60's would never come out now with the putrid journalists in the MSM. Even then it was just "bad apples" or a one of, when all who knew the facts on the ground knew it was just the tip of the iceberg! When Assange goes on trial I fear a show trial like the British Star Chamber and the legal scholars that corrupt the system as patriotic freedom fighters. AHHHGGGG!!!

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Press freedom is like academic freedom in that it's perfectly safe to give it to people who will never use it. That's why the process of getting tenure is so elaborate, highly selective and punishing. If you were to give it to courageous and free-thinking teachers, scholars, thinkers, and experimenters then the academy would look a lot different, wouldn't it? We occasionally get to see how this works when an exception comes along to prove the rule, for example the attempts by his colleagues to oust Mark Crispin Miller. Why? Because he makes their disciplined conformity look bad.

So it is with press freedom. If journalists want to advance their careers, get assigned good stories, have friends and a reputation more than they want to tell the truth then we can safely give them complete press freedom, knowing they won't use it.

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"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them." Mark Twain

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This is a pattern we are seeing in all of the big legacy media like the New York times or Washington Post or the Atlantic. Complete indifference to the principles of journalism.

We are seeing the same disregard for the Twitter Files -- government intervention in social media--published by Matt Taibbi and others.

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/capsule-summaries-of-all-twitter

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I just started reading the American Claimant. I just now understood why America gets Twain so wrong. He thought and wrote in Russian and translated in to Hannibal Missouri.

The humour is Zelenskiy but he spoke Russian and American. But after 1864 he wrote Russian in Roman phonemes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Claimant

It is Gogol with a drawl.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11904357-diary-of-a-madman

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Thanks, Chris and Kevin.

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I was speaking generally because certain conditions require present day medicine. BUt with stem cell tech insulin may become a thing of the past and I have hope for such remedie. My focus was on the people trying to avoid BP med etc like I have to because my doctor dropped me when I was caring for my father dying of cancer and I lost my prescription. A wake up call so I'm on alternatives to pharmaceuticals and they work as does weight loss.

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