Former NYT Vice Chair: Julian Assange Case “Extraordinarily Dangerous” to Press Freedom

Matt Orfalea
1 min readAug 31, 2020

JAMES GOODALE, former executive vice president, vice chairman, and general counsel of The New York Times is best known for leading the NYT to victory in the famous free-press-threatening Pentagon Papers case. In his book, “Fighting for the Press”, he warned about the danger of the government bringing a similar case against Julian Assange of Wikileaks. Today the government has done just that.

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