Incredible news overnight, Assange’s Extradition has been DENIED by the British Court!
This is the most important defence of journalism we’ve probably ever had, and it’s a surprising ruling because we had all assumed the interests in destroying Assange as punishment for exposing war crimes by the West was done and dusted.
Incredibly, Nicky Hager’s astounding witness evidence given in the show trail against Assange in September was ignored by most NZ media because most NZ Media rooms are now slavish cowards to the woke social media lynch mob, and the Woke’s denigration of Assange as a rapist means any coverage in NZ must be deplatformed and never spoken of lest the Wellington Twitterati cancels you.
However, with this now as global news, expect the NZ media cowards to all jump on board with their empty praise.
The decision to not extradite Assange was weighed up by the mental health impacts of such draconian demands by America and this ruling to refuse extraditing him becomes a Pyrrhic victory for the rights of journalists while dramatically resetting the power dynamics between the State and whistleblowers.
In terms of Kim Dotcom, the Supreme Court of NZ or the Immigration Minister need to ask themselves if Assange didn’t meet the threshold for extradition, then how the fuck does Kim Dotcom’s trumped up charges meet the extradition threshold???
The mental health damage to Dotcom and the total destruction of his business has been as extreme as Assange’s, why would we do what the UK won’t?
I wept genuine tears of joy this morning.
A great day for journalism.
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