- Guardian(UK) ‘Fake News’ Story on Julian Assange ‘Punishment for His Inconvenient Truth-Telling’
It was shocking to discover that the Guardian, which has always been a reputable paper, would run a piece highlighting two bald-faced lies about Assange, Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media studies at NYU, told RT America’s Ashlee Banks
Journalist Glenn Greenwald accused his former employer, the Guardian, of falsifying the words of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a report summarizing an interview he gave to La Republica. The popular British daily ran an article with the title ‘Julian Assange gives guarded praise of Trump and blasts Clinton in interview.’
It claims that Assange, the publisher of Wikileaks, made statements in support of Russia and Trump all the while attacking Clinton.
However, Greenwald pointed out in his own article that the Guardian summary of Assange’s interview is completely false. RT is joined by NYU professor of media studies, Mark Crispin Miller, to discuss this latest round of misleading media reporting.
RT: What was your response to this article?
Mark Crispin Miller: It was, on the one hand, shocking to discover that the Guardian, which has always been a reputable paper and one of the flagship outlets of the liberal media in Britain and the US, would run a piece highlighting two bald-faced lies, basically that Julian Assange had praised Donald Trump – expressed a kind of optimism about his presidency – and that he also had described Russia as a “vibrant marketplace of ideas with a tremendous amount of free expression.”