Where 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand On Assange Prosecution
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September 13, 20198 min read, 1549 words

Where 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand On Assange ProsecutionWhere 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand On Assange Prosecution

Kevin Gosztola
Published: September 13, 2019  |  8 min read, 1549 words
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed in London’s Belmarsh Prison since April 11, when Ecuador authorities revoked his political asylum in their embassy and British authorities arrested him.The United States government had Assange arrested for extradition on charges of...
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Political Agenda
September 13, 2019
This is an opinion piece, plain & simple. It touches on an important issue and includes direct quotes from relevant sources. But throughout it inserts an editorial opinion about what were “good” or “bad” answers. They correctly don't want our Executive Branch deciding who has to follow the law based on whether or not a person is a journalist, but ALSO don't like the arm-twisting of the NYT reporter who unquestionably IS a journalist. So the article is a bit of a red herring: it serves only to justify the article's own opinion of the correct way to treat Assange. I think I can say that's outside the normal definition of “journalism.” Free speech, sure, not libelous etc. Agree or disagree, no problemo. But entirely informed by preconception, the very definition of “bias.”
September 13, 2019
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September 13, 2019
The article sources a NYT survey of POTUS candidates and their responses to a specific question. The results are interesting
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September 13, 2019
Detailed article revealing how each of the 2020 presidential candidates, including one republican, would deal with the Assange case if elected. No real surprises, but lots more detail into how some actually think about Assange, whistle blowing, what constitutes journalism and the use of the espionage act. Surprisingly Joe Walsh a GOP candidate for president gave one of the best answers as regards protections for freedom of the press as the lens with which to view the Assange case.
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September 14, 2019
Well written but where is Yang in this
September 14, 2019
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