By Thornton Crowe
He looks like a grown-up Doogie but behind this controversial figure lies a telling tale that exposes not only the government figures in his explosive leaks but also the shambles America media has become over the last three decades.
In many discussions since the Vault 7 release, one common thread found among all of them is this: Julian Assange makes America's Press seem to be an impotent joke, so bad that we are forced to depend on someone else to do their work and report the truth.
Think about it, people wait for these leaks to come forth through his Wikileaks because we all know the lamestream media fails to do serious investigative reporting anymore. We hang on every trove with anticipation because we know the information is reliable given their impeccable 100% accuracy rate to date. The only fault found is the people in our government are being exposed en mass and they don't like this exposure one bit. Hence the reason why they get in front of the cameras and make proclamations about how Assange should go to prison.
The real deal is the press no longer is here for America; just a newsletter for the Democratic National Committee, which contains fake news, lies and smear campaigns - nothing of any substance whatsoever. We can't even depend on them to deliver reasonably accurate weather reporting as we saw many times with our WBOC buddy Dan.
Getting back to Julian...
It reflects very badly on what American's media outlets have become over the last thirty years. It used to be, back in the day, reporters cared about getting good stories. They held dear things like journalistic integrity. Walter Cronkite was the most credible and trusted man in America when he anchored CBS Nightly News and we all believed everything he said. It was without question.
Now days, all we get is press releases retooled into some idiot meme which makes no sense given the reality we see right before our eyes. More opinions than news. More cheerleading than holding DC accountable - which is what we were always led to believe they were supposed to fulfill in our society.
Today, Deep Throat wouldn't even bother with today's Washington Post or New York Times...
For many, Assange is a hero, whom should be revered but the majority miss the point that it also illustrates we have no heroes in our own media. Therefore, our government on all levels has no checks and balances to keep them honest.
All we have is waiting for the next tell-all release.
How say you?