UK media lines up behind campaign to extradite Assange and silence WikiLeaks
By Julie Hyland; 22 August 2012 – WSWS
The British media has played a venal role throughout the ongoing efforts to witch-hunt and silence WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. But it has plumbed new depths following the decision by Ecuador to grant his request for political asylum.
The WikiLeaks founder sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London on June 19, when it became apparent that UK authorities intended to extradite him to Sweden.
In his statement delivered from a window at the embassy on Sunday, Assange gave fresh evidence