[Marxism] Fwd: Julian Assange gives guarded praise of Trump and blasts Clinton in interview | Media | The Guardian

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Dec 25 13:37:24 MST 2016

(What a horse's ass)

Assange, who briefly hosted his own talkshow on the state-owned 
television network Russia Today, has long had a close relationship with 
the Putin regime. In his interview with la Repubblica, he said there was 
no need for WikiLeaks to undertake a whistleblowing role in Russia 
because of the open and competitive debate he claimed exists there.

“In Russia, there are many vibrant publications, online blogs and 
Kremlin critics, such as [Alexey] Navalny, are part of that spectrum,” 
he said. “There are also newspapers like Novaya Gazeta, in which 
different parts of society in Moscow are permitted to critique each 
other and it is tolerated, generally, because it isn’t a big TV channel 
that might have a mass popular effect, its audience is educated people 
in Moscow. So my interpretation is that in Russia there are competitors 
to WikiLeaks.”


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