Originally Posted by MaxFly
I'm not a fan of Assange and have never been one.
I'm assuming that you agree that he should be charged and tried if there is evidence that he worked with Russian agents or individuals connected to the Trump campaign with the express intent of interfering in the 2016 election?
Does press freedom apply to wikileaks or does it not? If the answer is yes, then you have to apply the same standards to wikileaks that you would to CNN, ABC, NBC or Fox.
If either the Trump campaign or the Clinton campaign were emailing back and forth with CNN, Fox or even foreign outlets like BBC, which they of course were, is that something you think should be investigated by the government?
As far as Assange working with Russian government officials, do you not think that CNN works with government officials. I mean, government officials leak shit to CNN, ABC, Fox and the rest of them all the time. Should these journalists be charged with something for that?
Do you not think American media companies have contact with officials of other governments? CNN has a pretty cozy relationship with the Turkish government for example. Do you think officials from these foreign government ever leak anything to CNN, NBC, CBS, Fox, etc.? If Turkish officials or Israeli officials leak information to CNN, Should those CNN journalists be charged with anything?
How about NBC leaking the Access Hollywood tape? Do you think that leak was possibly motivated by a desire to affect the election outcome? Itís a 12 year old tape. Is it just a coincidence that NBC had this tape though the entire primary and general election and just happened to drop just a few weeks before the election? Should that be investigated? Is that maybe an in-kind contribution?
How about CNN leaking debate questions to the Clinton campaign? Should somebody be charged with something?