This article appears in the May 12, 2023 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
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Statement by Helga Zepp-LaRouche
The Freedom of the Press and
Freedom of Julian Assange Are Identical!
On World Press Freedom Day, May 3, Schiller Institute leader Helga Zepp-LaRouche issued the following statement, under the above headline.
The “narrative” of the MSM—main stream media—is that there are countries where freedom of the press thrives, such as Norway, which appears once again at the top of the world “press freedom” index, and that there are countries where it is suppressed.
In reality, in the MSM, honest journalism has almost entirely disappeared. The very notion of an historical or objective truth, which can be unearthed by investigative journalism, has been buried by a barrage of projectiles which pierce through that very concept. What has come in the place of investigation for a truth, is an arbitrary variety of descriptions of that truth as “fake,” or as needing to be “debunked,” or even crushed before conception, by being “pre-bunked.”
In reality there is a brutal fight for control of the “narrative” of the “rules-based-order,” where journalism has been degraded to serve as the executioner on behalf of the ruling elites. If this were an exaggeration, Seymour Hersh would have received a newly created Nobel Prize for Excellence in Journalism in Norway, and all the Norwegian media would have excelled in reporting about the role of Norway in the sabotage of the Nord Stream Pipelines.
The heads of state who assemble this weekend for the coronation of King Charles III can prove their commitment to freedom and democracy by congratulating the newly crowned King for making his first act the freedom of Julian Assange!