“An analyst on our air earlier today asserted that Julian Assange was a pedophile, and regrets saying it. In fact, CNN has no evidence to support that assertion.”
The Guardian’s organized computer destruction represents just one chapter of a governmental “freak-out,” in which the British government was unprepared for its secrets to come out.
In the basement of the King’s Cross, London office of the Guardian, something unusual happened on July 20, 2013. Two Government Communications Headquarters technicians oversaw the Guardian’s editors and journalists use a drill, angle grinders and a degausser to destroy four laptop computers and obliterate all data stored on