Does Whistleblowing Have a Future?: Extraditing Assange
By D. H. KERBY - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
When General Mike Mullen and then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates held a press conference in essence declaring Assange an enemy of the state, the vast majority of journalists behaved as if they had just received their marching orders – no smear, no level of negative bias was from that point forward beneath them, and...Assange became a demon almost overnight. It was as if he became...someone of such ill-repute that it has become impossible to libel or slander him.