(POLL) Julian Assange deserves an apology

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange deserves a medal and an apology.

That’s according to the latest unscientific poll conducted at SharylAttkisson.com.

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder recently pleaded guilty to a single espionage charge in front on a US judge and walked free after his 12-year battle against extradition to the United States ended in a plea deal.

Seventy-four percent (74%) of those polled say Assange should get a medal and apology. Six percent (6%) said he deserves some type of a prison sentence, while 20% said he neither deserves prison time nor any accolades or apologies.

Assange spent the past five years in a high-security prison in southeast London, and nearly seven years before that– holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in the British capital, trying to avoid arrest that could have led to life imprisonment.

Many journalists say that his prosecution still poses a danger to the rights of journalists and that the US government’s pursuit of Assange under the Espionage Act threatens to criminalize common journalistic practices.

Assange’s WikiLeaks posted leaked documents that embarrassed and exposed the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 2016 as conspiring against Bernie Sanders and in support of Hillary Clinton for president.

The documents also showed national media figures improperly coordinating news coverage with the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Full results are below. Be sure to answer the newest poll at SharylAttkisson.com. Look for the black box on the right sidebar on your computer or scroll way down on your mobile device.

What did Julian Assange deserve?

74% a medal & apology

2% short prison term

4% long prison term

20% none of the above

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7 thoughts on “(POLL) Julian Assange deserves an apology”

  1. Of course Assange deserves an apology, and a Nobel Peace prize as well. The man ceaselessly campaigned to restore integrity to the Fourth Estate. What was his crime? …Exposing corruption; authoritarian overreach of a global intel collaborative; organized crime within our very own government. All of the above. Assange threatened the Establishment that rules the DC control-grid, and that was his crime.

  2. “WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange deserves a medal and an apology.”

    LOL — And with that medal, an apology, and $8, he could buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
    I’ve never been a big fan of empty symbolism, so I’d leave it to Assange to name whatever TANGIBLE reward or compensation he wants.

    Years ago my suggestion was a new cabinet position be created — Secretary of Whistleblowing — and I can’t think of anyone who’d better serve in that LONG-OVERDUE revamp of the Executive Branch.

  3. Thomas Joseph Hussman

    All governments are corrupt. The leaders don’t want to be exposed so they try to ruin anyone who is in the business of exposing the crimes they commit. Assange is yet another victim who has been punished for telling the truth.

  4. I support early voting, but the voting needs to be done in a supervised election center. I do not think that we should have ballot boxes set around the town for vote collections. The boxes are not supervised and are a source of illegal voting. I do agree that voters should be able to mail in their vote for those who are temporarily out of the state. The mail in voting process needs to have a foolproof process that sets aside votes that appear to be fraudulent.

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