The Hypocrisy of Julian Assange
It is with great concern that I hear about this because it puts Julian and his defence in a bad position. I do not like the idea that Julian may be forced into a trial in the media. And I feel especially concerned that he will be presented with the evidence in his own language for the first time when reading the newspaper. I do not know who has given these documents to the media, but the purpose can only be one thing – trying to make Julian look bad.
Lawyers for Julian Assange–December 19, 2010
We simply have a very easily understood promise. Unlike most media organizations, we don’t arbitrarily choose what to publish or not to publish based upon the political or personal whims.
Julian Assange–December 17, 2010
We make a guarantee to people that provide us with material that provided their material meets a simple criteria, that is, it has been restricted from the public record, or has been censored and is under an active suppression and it is of diplomatic, political or authorical significance, provided they get it to us we will eventually publish it.
Julian Assange–April 7, 2010
We will fight will all the tools at our disposal, technical, political, legal to make sure the material remains up and published. Any material of political importance or ethical or diplomatic or historical relevance, that is our criteria, that is suppressed we will accept. That is our line in the sand that we have consistently enforced. And previously no one have been able to enforce that. So, this is, yes part of this revolutionary ideal.
Julian Assange–April 26, 2010