Topic archives: Julian Assange

Razer: journalism is not a crime! Except, you know, when WikiLeaks does it.

February 20, 2018 21

"An apparently unpleasant WikiLeaks journalist detained in a place we quite fancy? He can rot." So goes the thinking of the many who once proclaimed "journalism is not a crime".

Crikey Worm: big four hit by sharemarket slump

February 7, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A sharemarket slump has renewed calls for the government to drop the Keating-era "Four Pillars" policy. Plus, a British court has scuppered Julian Assange's bid for freedom. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Why truth has nothing to do with the WikiLeaks upload of Fire and Fury

January 15, 2018 31

WikiLeaks' mission of speaking truth to power seems to have turned into something much more petty and vindictive.

Razer: Four Corners put political candour to death last night

October 17, 2017 66

Sarah Ferguson's "interrogation" of Hillary Clinton on Four Corners last night marks a watershed moment (not in a good way) for political journalism.

Rundle: Fairfax smells a WikiLeaks conspiracy in Catalan referendum, surprise, surprise

September 29, 2017 1

STOP PRESS! WikiLeaks has run a campaign on Catalan independence, at a crucial point ... just as it has run campaigns during other elections and referendums.

Wolf: Assange is a feminist-baiting techbro douchebag (and I’m done with his bullshit)

September 5, 2017 24

Look, you may ask why on earth I’d care what some silly man stuck in an Ecuadorean embassy has to say about women’s rights, but once upon a time I was a rather strident supporter of WikiLeaks, writes freelance journalist Asher Wolf.

Razer: criticising Assange for his admittedly shit takes on feminism misses the point

September 5, 2017 38

It is true that Assange has lately shown himself to be an unscholarly, unverified baby about the matter of my sex. But for Christ's sake, there's more important things happening here.

Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks

August 18, 2017 20

Another day, another WikiLeaks beat up. Guy Rundle dissects the latest headline which cried conspiracy.

Rundle: why Australia must advocate for Assange to be set free

May 22, 2017 22

Ecuador has granted Julian Assange's asylum, the UK must honour that, and Australia must see that they do. Because no matter your opinion on the man or his recent political choices, the whole Swedish investigation has been a stitch-up from the start.

Swedish prosecutors dump case against Julian Assange

May 19, 2017 3

Finally forced to interview Julian Assange over sexual assault claims, Swedish prosecutors have abandoned their pursuit of the Australian publisher.