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The Next Bob Woodward Could Be Muzzled by the Assange Verdict

The charges brought against the WikiLeaks founder would criminalize good reporting

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein at their desk at the Washington Post. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

he U.K. extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now in its third week, but you would hardly realize it if you read only mainstream news outlets. Despite the fact that most of the major newspapers in the…