For a month, a large number of journalists have accused Julian Assange of interfering in the U.S. presidential elections. They have suggested that Julian is collaborating with the Russian government in order to help Donald Trump become the next U.S. president. For that reason, “Wikileaks has fabricated thousands of fake emails to damage Hillary’s Clinton reputation”. However, some of these journalists had been venerating Julian’s work for years until they suspiciously changed their opinion of him.
Why have some U. journalists changed their opinions about Wikileaks?
According to Guccifer 2.0’s leaks, these journalists have been collaborating with Hillary Clinton for months in order to ensure her victory in the US elections. They repeatedly met with John Podesta (Campaign Chair to Hillary Clinton), to plan a strategy to manipulate U.S. citizens into voting for her. The latest Wikileaks revelations have corroborated this version. They have also fabricated stories against Julian in an attempt to hide their collaboration with Hillary Clinton.
According to the term journalism, they are not true journalists because they are working with the government to rig the elections.To dissipate doubts, here is the definition of journalism: Journalism is the discipline of collecting, verifying, analyzing and presenting information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues, and people.Those who practice journalism are known as journalists.
Why is the U.S. government targeting Julian Assange?
President Obama holds animadversions against Julian because he has compromised his mandate by releasing U.S. secrets. These releases were related to a wide spectrum of crimes including mass surveillance, unfounded detentions, violations of privacy, war crimes, violation of human rights etc.
Why is the U.S. Democratic Party attacking Julian?
Hillary Clinton rigged the primaries to become the Democratic candidate to run for the U.S. presidential elections. She and her collaborators have committed multiple crimes in their careers as politicians.They are now targeting Wikileaks in order to hide these crimes from the public view since Wikileaks has presented clear evidence regarding these crimes.
The FBI is collaborating with Hillary Clinton.
The FBI has traditionally been controlled by the U.S. government. The director James Conney refused to prosecute Hillary Clinton, against all the opinions of the investigators, who suggested that she should be prosecuted.
Glenn Greenwald and Naomi Klein,
two great journalists, have criticized Julian Assange for the Podesta’s email disclosures. They made harsh comments about Julian during an interview, suggesting that it was not morally correct to publish the Podesta’s private emails because it may implicate innocent people who cannot defend themselves.
Wikileaks has been publishing secrets from important people, who have committed crimes or violated the law. They do not reveal secrets from honest people, so in such context, Wikileaks is doing a great job. Therefore, honest people should not worry about appearing on Wikileaks’ disclosures.
Glenn Greenwald suggested that Julian’s ideas are conditioned by the isolation that he is suffering in the Ecuadorian Embassy. “ This statement was pretty nasty”
Wikileaks has never compromised people’s lives for over a decade. No one has died as a consequence of any publication. Wikileaks staff are working under intense pressure “ 24/7” , they work pretty much on verifying all documents before they are published.
How transparent would this world be without Wikileaks?
Without Wikileaks, the transparency from governments would be poor, and no one would know when governments commit crimes. Thousands of people would be oppressed.
Everyone should protect Wikileaks against those who try to destroy it.
Before you criticize Wikileaks, stop to think for a few hours, about how the world would be without this journalistic platform.