The Guardian slams Assange (vicariously through The Observer) for the sake of self-preservation

Here’s a truly dire editorial on WikiLeaks and its founder by journalist Nick Cohen. It seems journalistic condemnation isn’t quite what it used to be: note that no sources are quoted, no new information provided – unsubstantiated, outlandish and unoriginal accusations pervade, and the insensitivity of the phrasing used (e.g: “squealers” as opposed to “whistleblowers”) is atrocious. And it’s all in the name of the protection of the bubble of groupthink which has grown around The Guardian’s staff over the last few months. Sickening.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/18/julian-assange-wikileaks-nick-cohen

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