How US Media Treats Wikileaks

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks in this video made available Thursday March 9, 2017. Assange said his group will work with technology companies to help defeat the Central Intelligence Agency’s hacking tools. Assange says “we have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out.“
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks in this video made available Thursday March 9, 2017. Assange said his group will work with technology companies to help defeat the Central Intelligence Agency's hacking tools. Assange says "we have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out." WikiLeaks via AP
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks in this video made available Thursday March 9, 2017. Assange said his group will work with technology companies to help defeat the Central Intelligence Agency’s hacking tools. Assange says “we have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out.“
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks in this video made available Thursday March 9, 2017. Assange said his group will work with technology companies to help defeat the Central Intelligence Agency's hacking tools. Assange says "we have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out." WikiLeaks via AP

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.