Why is Establishment Media Finally Defending Julian Assange?

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“It’s a complete stitch up,” Matt Kennard, author and co-founder of Declassified UK, tells Useful Idiots about Julian Assange’s extradition case. “None of the rules of the game apply.”

Assange, who has been jailed and tortured for nearly a decade for releasing documents which shed light on the crimes of the US government, now faces an extradition trial teeming with corruption.

But after a crucial witness admitted to lying, the US government was caught plotting an assassination, and UK judges were revealed to have major conflicts of interest, the case is somehow still continuing on. “It doesn’t seem like anything can come out that will stop it.” Kennard says.

“That for me is the scariest thing. If certain powerful forces within the deep structure of our country want to get you, they can, and none of the principles we’re taught at school apply. They will get you and you will be ruined and the message will be sent that you can’t play at this level again.”

Subscribe to hear the full interview with Matt Kennard on the crimes against Julian Assange and the right to free speech, and why corporate media like the New York Times is suddenly backtracking its stance against the journalist.

Plus, Katie and Aaron deep dive into the Twitter Files and mainstream media’s vitriolic reactions to Matt Taibbi in this week’s Thursday Throwdown.

It’s all this, and more, on this week’s episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out.

0:00 Intro and Aaron saves a cat
1:49 The Absurd Arena (UI discussion board winners: get your comments and questions read on the show each Tuesday!)
7:52 Four food groups of news
23:32 Matt Kennard interview on Julian Assange
57:06 A Farewell to Herschel Walker

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  1. Shouldn't Congressional politicians KNOW what's really going on overseas before they make decisions? This Jerry Connolly thinks Ukrainians, who are all mostly dead by now, are actually winning? So a completely uninformed and brainwashed bribe taker is able to help decide where our tax dollars go? YIKES!

  2. It is a bit rich for Aaron and Max Blumenthal to focus on the pedophelia charge of the witness when they regularly interview Scott Ritter. I agree that the guy was a terrible witness but you should attack that witness on the fact that he repeatedly lied not because he is a convicted pedophile. But I know you guys criticize other while doing the same thing yourselves so I'm not surprised, just disappointed.

  3. Max totally blew his chance to advance the cause of truth. He allowed the guy to spend all his question answering time debunking the idea that "he's a pedophile" is relevant to whether the witness was honest about Assange. He did not answer the relevant part of the question: the part about the witness admitting he lied during testimony. Max got nothing out of it because he let the guy off the hook.

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