Originally posted by Snarf
reply to post by fortunofiasco
Of course, when an organization releases files about war crimes it's better to ask about the rape charges in Sweden instead : congratulations CNN for amazing journalism...
YEAH! Because as a journalist you should only ask the questions that your interviewee wants you to. You should never pad the questions to avoid hitting a sour spot.
Assange is a liar. He's reaping what he's sewn...
Originally posted by atlasastro
We don't need Atika or CNN.
Originally posted by Jakes51
Now, that interview was short. Still, I don't see what his personal life or the inner disputes within Wikileaks has to do with the story regarding the biggest US intelligence leaks in history? So, many questions could have been asked and she starts off with questions about his personal legal matters? What the heck, is she working for Inside Edition or something? It was rude for him to walk out. All he had to do was refuse to answer her questions as he started to do. Sooner or later she would have moved on to something else. The walk-off shows that Mr. Assange has a thin skin.
He could have ducked and dodged those fluff questions of hers, and turned the interview on its axis by showing how foolish the reporter was with her question. Furthermore, if anyone contaminated that interview it was Assange. The guy must think he is King Farouk or something? To just walk and put the kibosh on the whole thing, because it was not going the way he wanted? Apparently, he is not appreciating the seriousness of his latest leak either? Now, we are left to speculate about his character, his intentions for the leak, and why he chose to put it out at this time. He was given an opportunity to set the record straight in his own words why this leak happened. Now, we can just fill in the blanks, with whatever we want. We all know the MSM has severe credibility issues, and lapses in objectivity on a wide range of issues. The reporter did a heck of a good job of showing that as she fought tooth and nail to discredit her subject. Still, his temper tantrum was uncalled for and highly unprofessional.
I applaud Mr. Assange's determination to keep the interview focused on what really matters. CNN appears to be trying Faux News tactics and as Mr. Assange said, it's disgusting. Stick to real journalism: there are already too many tabloid/trash newspapers and networks. by deanrd7
Originally posted by fortunofiasco
Users have been commenting on the journalist facebook page in "various" ways :
A few ones :
"Shame on you! I hope that this kind of journalism takes a step back to seriously look at itself and what it stands for. I'm only dissapointed by the fact that you sincerely thought you were being a good journalist, and that most people, in your place, might have done the same. That's probably the difference between a "run of the mill" journalist and a serious one."
"You are quite possibly, the worst interviewer I have ever seen. Have some respect for journalism and resign."
"you just proved why we need wikileaks with your interview.
Originally posted by adifferentbreed
And so he joins the ranks of Whoopi and Joy...................
If he is upset about being asked about his alleged crimes, I wonder how the US troops feel about their alleged crimes...............you cant have it both ways. I still think it was a set up by our current administration in hopes of saving themselves in the upcoming elections.