Noam Chomsky on Julian Assange's Trial and the Silence of the [Canadian] Press
Q: Why is the world of journalism so silent about the persecution of Julian Assange?
NC: 'You'll have to ask them. They shouldn't be. Maybe people are afraid or maybe they have other reasons. But it's not a great tribute to journalism to see them back away from supporting someone who has lived up to the highest ideals of the profession and is being savagely persecuted for doing so.
This is a mission that journalists should applaud. They should be in the front lines of defending Assange, and in effect themselves, against state power that is out of control..."