@EAGsquared It seems to me that I am not fully getting my point across in 140 characters or less. No small wonder there. What I am trying to express about this issue is complicated, it does not conform to quick ten word phrases, and is easy to get muddled.
We believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. On this the majority of us can readily agree. However, as information from trusted sources arises, it is difficult for all but the most pious among us to refrain from assumptions, accusations and predictions.
Julian Assange has been accused of rape by two women. He is innocent until proven guilty, but that does not mean that his accusers are liars until proven otherwise. It can be difficult for most to grasp this concept, however, and in our team sports culture it is difficult not to choose sides.
Keith Olbermann and Michael Moore, for reasons obvious to anyone who has followed the Wikileaks saga for the past year, support Julian Assange's innocence. They did not have to choose a side, but in choosing chose that one, and (in the case of Moore) have defended it vociferously. (Continued)