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Shot at Assange says volumes about media’s self-importance

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange(Frank Augstein/File 2017/AP)

It was comical to see Renée Loth work herself into a lather, outraged that Julian Assange could be considered a “journalist,” which thus would impugn “mainstream reporters” such as herself (“Assange may be a hero to some, but he’s no journalist,” Opinion, Feb. 1). Loth maligns Assange and his kind as being “more like couriers,” disseminating data and facts, unlike intrepid Globe journalists who provide “expert analysis.” This really amounts to the left’s belief that the public cannot be trusted with the truth, with the facts, and it is up to the storytellers at places like the Globe to colorize and spin stories to comply with their ideology. Real journalists indeed.

Neil A. Desautels

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