The Australian journalist Caitlin Johnstone did an incredible and prized job. She deserves an award for not only defending, at all odds, an innocent and smeared journalist by the cringing US and international corporate mainstream media. Julian Assange had the guts to unmasked the criminal US military and the mafia-like Clinton regime. It says a lot about that the highly praised Obama who constructed the trumped-up charges against Assange. He is so phony and a hypocrite that he should turn pale, but unfortunately it wouldn’t work.
One can forget German journalism. It runs a poor second. It produces communiques and sells this crap as journalism. They can take a page from the work of Ms. Johnstone. But German journalism creates only Class Relotius‘ and Dirk Gieselman’s. These government propagandists are just the tip of the iceberg. The German mainstream media are full of these liars who disguise themselves as journalists. Former GDR journalists were more honest because they were forced to write fake news. Under the Merkel regime, they do it voluntarily.
The following article by Caitlin Johnstone is a piece of real journalism.
By Caitlin Johnstone
Have you ever noticed how whenever someone inconveniences the dominant western power structure, the entire political/media class rapidly becomes very, very interested in letting us know how evil and disgusting that person is? It’s true of the leader of every nation which refuses to allow itself to be absorbed into the blob of the US-centralized power alliance, it’s true of anti-establishment political candidates, and it’s true of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Corrupt and unaccountable power uses its political and media influence to smear Assange because, as far as the interests of corrupt and unaccountable power are concerned, killing his reputation is as good as killing him. If everyone can be paced into viewing him with hatred and revulsion, they’ll be far less likely to take WikiLeaks publications seriously, and they’ll be far more likely to consent to Assange’s imprisonment, thereby establishing a precedentfor the future prosecution of leak-publishing journalists around the world. Someone can be speaking 100 percent truth to you, but if you’re suspicious of him you won’t believe anything he’s saying. If they can manufacture that suspicion with total or near-total credence, then as far as our rulers are concerned it’s as good as putting a bullet in his head. >>>