icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

'Stand up for your own goddamn job!' WATCH Lee Camp tear into media for failing Assange

'Stand up for your own goddamn job!' WATCH Lee Camp tear into media for failing Assange
Lee Camp has unloaded on mainstream media in a fiery speech in defense of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange. He said that by staying silent, they put a nail in the coffin of press freedom they themselves used to enjoy.

The host of Redacted Tonight addressed a crowd of protesters outside the UK Embassy in Washington, DC.

If you are not going to stand up for freedom of press, freedom of speech, stand up for your own goddamn job, then. How about that?

The journalist argued that Assange's methods were no different from those of established media like the Washington Post and the New York Times, when they published the Pentagon Papers exposing the truth about the US role in Vietnam, including its involvement in possible war crimes.

"This is nothing new," Camp said of WikiLeaks' way of dumping secretive government cables, while keeping sources anonymous.

He said various media outlets, no matter their political leanings, should unite in protecting Assange and thereby their own right to report the facts the government would not like to see unearthed.

"It's up to our mainstream media, our regular media, our independent media, citizen journalists to stand up and say: 'This is not how it should be. You should not be in prison for this.'"

Also on rt.com ‘Supine MSM’ won’t sound alarm over Assange arrest despite earlier profiting from his work

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Podcasts