Assange's internet blackout & Skripal case part of propaganda war that risks real one
Date Written: 2018-03-30
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22672
John Pilger condemns the mainstream media for its role in acting as an uncritiical conduit for government propaganda.
Pilger said Assange was castigated by the British government for merely saying it was "poor diplomacy" on the part of the UK to kick out Russian representatives with no independent confirmation of its rushed investigation.
"He was just suggesting that there was no evidence, but this is what this propaganda war is about. It's a war on speaking out, it's a war on dissent, it's a war on the very things that I'm saying at the moment, it's a war on journalism and requires collaborators," Pilger said.