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Porkins Policy Radio episode 183 Kevin Gosztola on Julian Assange and Criminalizing Journalism

This week friend of the show Kevin Gosztola of Shadowproof.com joined me to discuss the latest developments with Julian Assange. Kevin explained the charges that have been brought against Assange and the spin they have received in the media. He talked about the use of term “hacking” and why that is, in fact, an incorrect definition of what Assange has actually been charged with. Kevin also talked about Chelsea Manning who is still in jail after losing a recent appeal. Kevin also talked about the 2017 FBI affidavit which is the theory for the government’s case against Assange, should he be extradited back to the US. Kevin talked about the language used in the affidavit and its similarity to the Espionage Act. We also talked about the government’s theory that Assange aided the enemy through the publication of the Afghanistan War Logs. We discussed how this could set a dangerous precedent for all journalism. Later Kevin and I explored the larger implications of the US government’s attacks on Assange and journalism in general. We touched on the criminalization of basic journalistic practices like eliciting information from sources and protecting sources. We also talked about how this could be used against foreign and Americans journalists across the world. We closed out the first hour by talking about Ecuadorian president Moreno.

In the second hour, I talked about CIA director Gina Haspel’s recent speech and Q&A at Auburn University. I talked about Haspel as the director of the CIA and how she has differed from recent directors. I also touched on the doublespeak and doublethink used throughout her speech encouraging young people to join the intelligence services. Later I talked about comments made by the moderator Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess regarding Guantanamo Bay.

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Show Notes:

@kgosztola

Shadowproof.com

Justice Department Charges Julian Assange With Computer Crime But Alleges Conspiracy To Abet Espionage

FBI Affidavit In Assange Case Shows Government Is Criminalizing Publication Of Afghanistan War Logs

In Rejecting Chelsea Manning’s Appeal, Court Essentially Ignores All Arguments For Release From Jail

2017 Affidavit in support in support of criminal complaint and arrest warrant

CIA Director Gina Haspel Speaks at Auburn University

CIA Director Gina Haspel speaks at Auburn University (full video)

Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Johnny Micheal Spann

Secretary Pompeo Participates in Q&A Discussion at Texas A&M University

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 153 Pakistan elections and James Wolfe, Ali Watkins Scandal with Kevin Gosztola

In the first hour I go solo and talk about the recent elections in Pakistan and Imran Khan’s rise to power. I talk about Khan’s political party and how they they were able to take 116 seats in Parliament and elevate Khan to Prime Minister. I discuss Khan’s colorful life as well. I also discuss my major takeaways from the election: why the military backed Khan, how Khan will interact with the Taliban going forward, and the complex relationship with China and their China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. I also address the question over whether Khan is Pakistan’s Donald Trump.

In the second hour Kevin Gosztola joins me to talk about the strange case of James A Wolfe who has been accused of lying to the FBI about conversations he had journalists. Kevin explains why the FBI is going after the former head of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, and the larger implications behind this case. We discuss the indictment against him and the extreme measures the FBI has taken against journalist Ali Watkins. Kevin talks about Watkins career and the troubling fact that the FBI seized years worth of her phone, email, and text records. Later we talk about Watkins three year relationship with Wolfe and the nasty way in which the media has discussed this salacious aspect of the case.

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Show Notes:

Results: Pakistan elections 2018

Imran Khan says will take oath as premier on Aug 11

Pakistan election: Rival parties reject result and call for new poll

PML-N, PPP convince MMA to join parliament, form ‘grand opposition alliance’

Pims private ward where Nawaz is under treatment declared sub-jail

Imran Khan Is Pakistan’s Donald Trump. Here’s What That Means for Relations Between Their Countries

Impatient Trump drives U.S. push for peace talks in Afghanistan

What will Pakistan’s new leader Imran Khan deliver for China?

US vs James Wolfe Indictment

Picking Up Where Obama’s War On Leaks Left Off: Trump Justice Department Seizes Reporters’ Records

How an Affair Between a Reporter and a Security Aide Has Rattled Washington Media

Why the New York Times’ public shaming of Ali Watkins reeks of sexism

Border Agent Who Questioned Reporter Is Investigated for Computer Misuse

Porkins Policy Radio episode 138 Kurt Eichenwald and Justin Berry Child Porn Scandal with Brian Heiss

Brian Heiss joins me today for another in-depth discussion discussion. We start off by touching on the recent gas attack in Syria and the bellicose rhetoric coming out of Washington. Brian and I discuss our issues with the claims that this was launched by Assad. We also talk about the Skirpal case and the recent appointment of John Bolton to National Security Adviser. Brian and I than turn out attention to Kurt Eichenwald, Justin Berry, and the child pornography scandal they were involved in. We start off by talking about Eichenwald’s latest misstep in the media and how this led us to finally cover his sordid past. We discuss his fight with one of the Parkland students and the subsequent fallout of that. Brian and I then dive into the Eichenwald’s story about teenage webcam pornographer Justin Berry. We start off by laying out the story that Eichenwald laid out several years ago in the New York Times. Brian and I then dissect this story piece by piece, exposing the many lies, omissions, and downright illegal things Eichenwald committed. We talk about the true nature of Justin Berry and his webcaming. Brian and I talk about Eichenwald’s involvement in Berry, including giving him $2,000 which he never disclosed to the NYT’s. We also touch on Eichenwald’s use of his epilepsy and “significant memory disruptions” as his excuse for not remembering key events and dates during the writing of this story.

In the second hour we dive even deeper into this story and the many nefarious people involved. Brian and I talk about Eichenwald’s open admissions to viewing and receiving child pornography from Justin Berry. Brian discusses the digital paper trail including PayPal payments and messages from Eichenwald talking about his ever increasing collection of porn from Berry. Brian also explains in depth how Eichenwald became an administrator to Berry’s website, and shows how the payment of $2,000 might have in fact been to get his dormant child porn site up and running again. We also discuss the abusers around Berry including Kenneth Gourlay. I talk about the way the media has portrayed Justin as both a saint and a devil. We talk about Debbie Nathan’s reporting in CounterPunch at the time, which did reveal a lot of truth about this story, but also didn’t seem to care that Justin was molested at age 13, and instead placed more blame on him than many of his abusers. We also touch on Nathan’s association with the National Center for Reason and Justice. Brian and I also bring in the Arnold and Jesse Friedman case, serious problems with repressed memory and satanic ritual abuse. We finish off by discussing tentacle porn, hentai, Japan’s low rate of child molestation, and the serious problems America has with sexuality and sex in general.

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Show Notes:

OJSimpson.co

@BrianHeiss

NY Times, Kurt Eichenwald, and the world of Justin Berry

Seizures Hurt Memory, Ex-‘Times’ Reporter Says

Why No One Wants To Write About Kurt Eichenwald

National Center for Reason and Justice

Eichenwald payments

Subpoena responses yahoo Citibank AOL Link Eichenwald

Justin Berry testimony- Ken Gourlay trial day 1

Justin Berry testimony – Ken Gourlay Trial day 2

Eichenwald testimony – Ken Gourlay trial day 1

Eichenwald testimony – Ken Gourlay trial day 2

Timothy Richards – testimony about Eichenwald

Andrew McDonald hearing references

Andrew McDonald references – Eichenwald Supplementary motion

Andrew McDonald references – supporting materials

Eichenwald motion to quash – initial response

Eichenwald motion to quash – defense response

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights funded by EU

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has fast become the corporate controlled medias go to source on violence inside the country.   Every major newspaper and outlet uses their “reports” to determine the death toll of civilians inside Syria.  Surprise surprise, it turns out that they are funded by the EU and an unnamed European country.  The unnamed country is most likely Great Britain, and this has been widely known by anyone with a functioning brain.  The New York Times, as always about two years too late, has revealed to the general public that in fact the Syrian Observatory is nothing more than a western funded propaganda machine.  The fact that the Observatory is nothing more than a sole individual named Rami Abdul Rahman  who relies on Skype conversations still seems to not be an issue for media organizations and the corporate/government funded “Human Rights groups.”  As Tony Cartalucci points out in a recent article, people seem to have forgotten that the evidence that “Curve Ball” and Dr. Silman Bouchuiquir have turned out to be nothing more than lies and distortions.  No doubt the NYT and others will continue to quote this lying warmonger as they function as nothing more than a stenographer for the power elite.

What?! The NYT’s is a biased propaganda machine?!

Former NYT journalist Daniel Simpson speaks to RT about the Times war propaganda and bias towards our brutal political overlords.

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