Though Mr. Assange did not say so, WikiLeaks’ best defense may be the conduct of the mainstream American media. Every major publication, including The Times, published multiple stories citing the D.N.C. and Podesta emails posted by WikiLeaks, becoming a de facto instrument of Russian intelligence.
The New York Times Outs Itself
The News: The Times’ national security correspondents report on the hacked Democratic National Committee emails, their release by Wikileaks and alleged Russian involvement.
As Daniel Dale, Washington Correspondent for the Toronto Star, writes, “The New York Times, in a news story, says the New York Times became ‘a de facto instrument of Russian intelligence.’”
So there’s that…