OUCH: Heritage Foundation Gets Roasted for Opposing Pardon for WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange
The Heritage Foundation is getting lambasted on social media after calling for the deep state persecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Heritage is attempting to trick conservatives into opposing Assange and supporting the deep state, despite the fact that President Donald Trump has been helped by WikiLeaks revelations and the so-called intelligence community has routinely broken laws to hamper Trump’s presidency.
Unfortunately for this beltway ‘America Last’ policy organization, conservatives are no longer buying what they are selling. American patriots have left the reservation and are no longer controllable with hollow propaganda from the military-industrial complex.
If Assange deserves to face the full legal consequences, then so does every single journalist and reporter from every news network that releases and reports on leaked information. If there are no indictments at Fox, CNN, NYTimes, WAPO, etc, then Assange needs to be set free.
— (っ◔◡◔)っ Jason (@JasonTLouis) December 18, 2020
We get it, you guys hate real journalism.
— Margarine-/k/un (@TheUnaButters) December 18, 2020
"we support a free and open press – as long as it doesn't report on neocon war crimes"
— LiberalDelusion (@Liberalism1984) December 18, 2020
Assange is literally the only publisher to never have to rescind a story though?
And @washingtonpost is *still* praised for The Pentagon Papers…
Doesn't get more "free & open" than that
— Eric Myers ❤️⏳🇺🇸 (@eericmyers) December 18, 2020
"We support a free and open press" pic.twitter.com/u8VZ06xFkG
— Certified Sweetheart™ Monika ♀ (@still_monika) December 18, 2020
That article is full of smears, disinformation and presents no evidences for the arguments. Julian Assange did not reveal secrets, he revealed crimes. pic.twitter.com/9Bf0RfZmRz
— 🎗 Samuel Portela #WeAreAllAssange (@samuel_portela) December 18, 2020
Communist Heritage. There, fixed it.
— 🇻🇦Pope St. Pius X Says ☃️ (@therealjoshmc) December 18, 2020
Heritage is selling America out on far more than just national security issues. They are also in the back pocket of Big Tech, spreading propaganda to confuse conservatives so Google can continue their monopolistic practices.
Big League Politics reported last year on a segment from Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that exposed Heritage as the bought-off neocon fraud operation that it is:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson blistered the Conservative Inc. front groups that are in bed with Big Tech on Friday, pointing out how well-funded conservative organizations defend Big Tech’s right to censor with special privileges granted to them under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
He blasted the Heritage Foundation, one of the longest standing free market thinktanks in Washington D.C., for carrying water for the left-wing corporate monoliths.
“As an organization, Heritage no longer represents the interests of conservatives, at least on the question of tech,” Carlson said.
Carlson also criticized Heritage for defending “the special privileges that Congress has given to left-wing Silicon Valley monopolies” because they commissioned a white paper arguing that the free market will solve the problem of Draconian censorship of conservatives by Big Tech.
The Heritage Foundation struck back against Carlson on Saturday, issuing a statement claiming that his segment contained “several false, outrageous, and unfounded accusations.”
“Rather than engage in a substantive policy debate, he chose instead to make ad hominem attacks and question our integrity. We are disappointed this came from someone whom we admire and respect,” said Heritage Foundation Vice President of Communications Rob Bluey.
Bluey wrote in the statement that Carlson “failed to acknowledge Heritage experts’ consistent criticism of technology companies” and defended the work of his organization as being “based on the principles that guide all of our policy recommendations.”
Heritage also claimed that “Carlson did not contact us in advance of his segment or provide Heritage with an opportunity to respond to his accusations.”
While Heritage may claim that the private sector will protect the rights of conservatives, the facts indicate otherwise. The free market is doing nothing to protect digital speech, and as a matter of fact, powerful market forces are colluding to enact Big Brother.
Koch and Soros operatives plotted the most effective ways to privately enforce the Orwellian Nightmare during a bipartisan conference earlier this year.
President Trump deserves kudos for forcing the hand of groups like Heritage. These Chamber of Koch style organizations have lost an astounding amount of prestige during his time in the Oval Office.