Unashamed, unhinged, and unafraid of calling for the extrajudicial murder of a reporter, the establishment-parroting media outlet, Mediaite, published a literal 'hit' piece on Julian Assange Monday. Without beating around the bush, John Levine, editor for Mediaite, let his and his sources violent opinions be known.
"We can drone Julian Assange.
In a controlled targeted strike, the United States can blow up the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he currently resides, and put an end to Mr. Assange and Wikileaks."
Levine begins his piece by praising the Trump administration for 'getting tough' with WikiLeaks. He then goes on to praise Jeff Sessions who noted that he was looking for ways to arrest and prosecute Julian Assange — for doing nothing more than exposing the crimes of the state. Citing, CIA director Mike Pompeo, Levine notes how the deep state refers to WikiLeaks as a "hostile intelligence service," yet has no "quick fix" for stopping them.
Fret not, however, as Levine does have a quick fix — removal of due process, followed by taxpayer funded assassination. To back up his insanity, Levine cites his 'expert' in the matter — a former public defender turned DUI attorney, Robert Precht.
"If you accept the premise that drone attacks are appropriate in some situations where it is impossible to apprehend suspected terrorists, then a proposed drone attack against Assange seems permissible," Robert Precht, a former public defender told Mediaite. "Giving the option of surrendering or being attacked actually seems generous."
Precht then goes on to claim that Assange is a threat and Precht's background in defending a terrorist over two decades ago gives him the street cred to advocate for state-sponsored assassinations.