Free speech for CNN, but not for Assange: The media’s double standard

Two journalists on the bad side of Donald Trump were vindicated this week. One had his White House credentials restored. Another got proof that Uncle Sam wants him behind bars. Guess which one had all the support from the MSM.

CNN’s Jim Acosta was kicked out of the White House because the US president didn’t like the way the journalist bombarded him with confrontational questions. Less than a week later, a Trump-appointed judge ordered his access restored, at least for the time being. A big win for the freedom of speech in America.

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is in a self-imposed confinement in Ecuador embassy in London because he believes that if he leaves the British will snatch him and ship to the land of the free to be prosecuted as a spy. His situation did not change much this week, except that his suspicions of a secret indictment were collaborated an Assistant US Attorney, in an apparent slip of the pen.

Somehow many of the people and media outlets, who stood by Acosta in defense of his right to pester the US president – sorry, hold the US president accountable – were nowhere to be seen when it came to defending Assange’s right to publish America’s dirty little secrets.

The irony of the situation however is cherished by some commenters on Twitter.

Source: https://www.rt.com

1 thought on “Free speech for CNN, but not for Assange: The media’s double standard”

  1. I’m not a Trump supporter — but there is nothing in the constitution which requires the president to answer questions from journalists in his own home (especially aggressive ones who karate-chop women in order to take their mic.) Acosta is a fraud anyway — a fake liberal owned by the establishment, who is all about grandstanding and getting attention for himself. Assange set out to be independent… he is not owned by anyone and did not sell his soul to the highest bidder — that is the difference here.

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