This is what I call real journalism, as Julian Assange interviews Hezbollah leader Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah on RT.
Watch the video above & here’s my views below:
In no way will any parts of this interview be aired in the U.S. or mainstream corporate media.
The crack-down on the internet is spurred from many quarters, one of them is to censor content such as this.
There’s no Arabic word for “Take-Away food” (I wonder if you spotted it?) otherwise the translation was very good.
I’ll let you make your own conclusions on the interview, from a man who is denied air time on the western media. We cry loudly about the great freedom of speech we have and at the same time block Al-Manar from broadcasting and even blocking their twitter account – thanks Israel.
The interview has had wider ripples across the British media.
The sandal wearing, recycled bean eating readership of The Guardian were treated to a hatchet job by Luke Harding who was given prominent positioning on the Guardian website to attack Assange as a “useful idiot” for Russia.
I haven’t seen so many bad elements of journalism incorporated into one article since The News of The World went out of business.
Firstly there is an element of competition between two rival media outlets, and if one side gets a big scoop, the other has to respond by dismissing it. Sadly, it’s becoming an ugly side of journalism that is becoming much more common.
For those with a memory will remember that The Guardian did it with the Murdoch Phone-hacking Scandal, running it for weeks on end. Not that it shouldn’t have been reported but there was a clear “conflict of interest” underpinning Britain’s second-best selling Newspaper (The Guardian) attacking Britain’s best selling Newspaper (The News of the World) until it was shut down.
The second bad journalism element is the “personel vendetta” that I charge The Guardian with running.
Less then two years ago The Guardian was working with Julian Assange and calling him a hero.
I’m sure everyone here remembers reading the Wikileaks stories on The Guardian website.
Now after a public falling out they are calling Assange “Russia Today’s Useful Idiot”.
Bitterness is never an attractive quality.
Simplicity will defeat complexity – shout out to the israeli encryptors!