Why Aren't Journalists Defending Julian Assange?

01/05/2011 07:49 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Ben AdlerJanuary 04, 2011 Newsweek

In the face of such an assault on press freedom, you might expect the American media to respond assertively. But the pushback has been piecemeal and somewhat muted....So why are American journalists hesitant to speak up for Assange? There are essentially three reasons.

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