The ragged edges of liberty often involve defending the lowest form of scum who benefit from it.
So as repulsed as I am by Julian Assange and “WikiLeaks’” release of leaked diplomatic communications, I’m not behind the government’s efforts to try to find some way – any way – to try him as a spy.
It just doesn’t work.
Still, with defenders like this, who needs enemies:
This is worrying some members of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, who wrote a letter to Holder and President Obama urging restraint. Professor Todd Gitlin, who signed the letter, says freedom of the press is at stake.
Assange should try to get them to just shut up…