In a tweet on Wednesday, WikiLeaks announced the whistleblower outfit intends to sue CNN after a counter-terrorism analyst slanderously labeled Assange a pedophile.
By: Matt Agorist / The Free Thought Project In a tweet on Wednesday, WikiLeaks announced the whistleblower outfit intends to sue CNN after a counter-terrorism analyst slanderously labeled Assange a pedophile.
WikiLeaks issued an ultimatum to the behemoth corporate media giant to either air a ‘one hour expose of the plot’ or be sued for defamation.
We have issued instructions to sue CNN for defamation:https://t.co/YLfyQ9ROCy
Unless within 48h they air a one hour expose of the plot.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 4, 2017
The segment in question was an interview during which CNN had Phil Mudd, the ex-Deputy-Director of the CIA, “falsely calling Assange a ‘pedophile’.”
CNN airs ex-Deputy-Director of the CIA falsely calling Assange a 'pedophile' https://t.co/SurGxhiq9X
The plot: https://t.co/WeLULgMoC0
— WikiLeaks Task Force (@WLTaskForce) January 4, 2017
On CNN’s New Day program, Chris Cuomo asked Mudd why he disagreed with Assange’s denial that Russia was the source of the DNC leaks and Podesta documents.
Mudd responded claiming Sean Hannity’s interview of Assange “skirted the bottom line [of] do you know if the Russian’s were involved?… not ‘where did you get the information’.”
He then went on to attempt to discredit Assange through defaming his character in a bold-faced lie. Mudd referred to Assange as a “pedophile who lives in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.”
The piece was aired to millions and was then published on the program’s Twitter page. However, after apparently getting word of the suit, that tweet has since been deleted.
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