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How US Media Treats Wikileaks

WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, held a press conference Thursday after WikiLeaks published thousands of documents it claimed revealed CIA hacking tools to break into TVs, computers, servers and smartphones. 

U.S. media have an uncomfortable relationship with Wikileaks, publishing and reporting on its releases, while at times, castigating Assange’s methods.

Some television outlets declined to carry the press conference live or decided to give commentary while showing the press conference without sound. 

Joining us to critique the U.S. media’s relationship with Wikileaks is Robert Mackey, a senior writer for The Intercept, the online magazine that was founded on reporting from Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks.

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