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Tabloid Journalism

A reporter is more concerned with the allegations made against Julian Assange personally than the larger impact WikiLeaks has had.

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ModernMoralDOTcom

I would personally like to have heard the response.

These are the accusations, why hasnt he addressed them? Or has given reason as to why he is being vague?

I am all for transparency of information, and happy with what wikileaks has done. But why isnt Assange doing the same?

ModernMoralDOTcom

I would personally like to have heard the response.

These are the accusations, why hasnt he addressed them? Or has given reason as to why he is being vague?

I am all for transparency of information, and happy with what wikileaks has done. But why isnt Assange doing the same?

Abbey

I second a wish to hear a response. The statements made by the reporter are an accurate reflection of the accusers' statements.... I don't know if we even got enough of the reporter's question before Julian walked away to know if it was tabloid journalism, but it doesn't start out sounding like it. The reporter wanted to know if Julian thought the accusers or the prosecutor were being influenced politically, and describing the acts he's accused of may have been a reasonable addition to that question (we can't know because he never got to finish. The reporter even, in a very civil manner, tried to explain himself.
I understand the prosecution of the case is fishy, but what exactly is this poster trying to say by showing us this video?
Maybe Julian is just tired of hearing himself accused of disgusting sexual acts because he finds the idea repulsive. Maybe he's tired of hearing it because he feels guilty (if it's true). Maybe he's just tired of answering that question, because it's surely not the first time. But Julian calling anyone who states the accusations against him a "tabloid schmuck" reeks of being overly defensive, not self-respect.
This isn't tabloid journalism, and I have a feeling the original poster does not take these allegations seriously. No matter how stinky the prosecution of the allegations may be, the allegations themselves are serious, and those women still deserve a fair trial, no matter how famous or powerful their white male accuser is.
I thought AdBusters was supposed to be an anarchist media outlet....

Abbey

I second a wish to hear a response. The statements made by the reporter are an accurate reflection of the accusers' statements.... I don't know if we even got enough of the reporter's question before Julian walked away to know if it was tabloid journalism, but it doesn't start out sounding like it. The reporter wanted to know if Julian thought the accusers or the prosecutor were being influenced politically, and describing the acts he's accused of may have been a reasonable addition to that question (we can't know because he never got to finish. The reporter even, in a very civil manner, tried to explain himself.
I understand the prosecution of the case is fishy, but what exactly is this poster trying to say by showing us this video?
Maybe Julian is just tired of hearing himself accused of disgusting sexual acts because he finds the idea repulsive. Maybe he's tired of hearing it because he feels guilty (if it's true). Maybe he's just tired of answering that question, because it's surely not the first time. But Julian calling anyone who states the accusations against him a "tabloid schmuck" reeks of being overly defensive, not self-respect.
This isn't tabloid journalism, and I have a feeling the original poster does not take these allegations seriously. No matter how stinky the prosecution of the allegations may be, the allegations themselves are serious, and those women still deserve a fair trial, no matter how famous or powerful their white male accuser is.
I thought AdBusters was supposed to be an anarchist media outlet....

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