WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange walked out of an interview with CNN in London…AND RIGHTFULLY SO!
Assange, who was being interviewed to discuss the 400,000 pages of documents WikiLeaks released about the Iraq War, grew upset when interviewer Atika Shubert asked about his personal legal issues. Assange was investigated in Sweden on charges of sexual abuse that were then dropped, but the investigation was re-opened shortly thereafter.
"This interview is about something else," Assange told Shubert. "I'm going to walk if you're going to contaminate us revealing the deaths of 104,000 people with attacks against my person."
Assange repeatedly threatened to walk off, calling Shubert's questions about his personal life "completely disgusting."
As Shubert persisted, Assange apologized, removed his mic and walked off the set.
It is this reporter’s opinion that the CNN interviewer was way off base and missed a first-rate opportunity to discuss a groundbreaking news story.
The release of the “Iraq Papers” has been equated with Daniel Ellsberg’s release of the Pentagon Papers which exposed the lies and cover-ups surrounding the Vietnam War.
Here’s the video….decide for yourself: