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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 08:19 PM

2. Significant differences between this and Ellsberg

Assange likes to say his actions were the same as any journalist. This is ridiculous for several reasons, some of which are:

1. A legitimate news organization would vet the information. Assange did not and may have falsified some of it.

2. A legitimate news organization would remove information that would put people in peril before publishing it. Assange did not and, in fact, some sources were killed because of it.

3. A legitimate news organization would seek comments from the parties involved before publishing. Assange didn't do this at all and merely dumped whatever he deemed useful for his political goals without any filter at all.

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