Originally Posted by Olórin
I agree with you in as much as that I think it was impossible for the media to present him "fairly" when he was facing all these political accusations, and then legal accussations. Any "fair" portrayal would have involved digging into government motives, getting really dirty in the back story. It's hard to portray such a politically charged situation other than from the political perspective. The media can be accused of cowardice more than arrogance. I follow most of my current affairs on the BBC or Guardian newspaper and I personally don't feel they did a poor job all things considered.
My sister actually went to see Julian Assange speak at a literature festival - after the initial wikileaks break, his name was already synonymous with international scandal - it was the best attended event there. People wanted to hear his side and hear him speak. Not everyone is a brainwashed sheep, some people realise there is more than one side to every story. Not everyone was arrogantly condemning him.
The media is controlled by the governments and the governments control the world.
I know that they need to squash him, and quickly.
One person cannot change the world.
We live in a world of greed and lies. The government say we need lies to survive but some of us are smart enough to understand.
You are right, there is no way the governments of the world and their motives will ever be questioned. It's the same old, those in power are protected and the little man trying to make a difference is quashed.
What bugs me is how obvious the whole thing seems. Yet everyone I speek with wants him charged, even though he is probably telling the truth.
It seems most want to believe the lies and get on with their ant-like existence.
I know some people still use their brain.
Free speech exists when the government wants it to exist.