Anybody who listened to the video of Julian Assange’s address to the United Nations would know that it’s about failing democracy in the U.S.
Globe & Mail Associated Press (AP – American) edited the video to create: Assange accuses Obama of exploiting Arab Spring.
The G&M simply posted what the AP distributed, did not go to the source.
I placed markers in the Transcript; you can see
- what was said in the video, and
- what they edited it down to, without ANY acknowledgement that the video was substantially changed.
- The Globe & Mail posting of Julian Assange’s address to a body of the U.N.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused U.S. President Barack Obama of exploiting the Arab uprisings for political purposes. Assange, who is hiding in an embassy in London, addressed a sideline meeting of the UN General Assembly via video conference.)
(Last updated Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012 04:40AM EDT)
2. NOW LOOK AT THE REAL THING: The video, seen by people in other countries: Julian Assange addresses UN (Full Version with Q&A)
As mentioned, I placed markers in the 2012-09-26 Transcript to show what the Globe & Mail (AP) deleted – - - all mention of Sgt Bradley Manning, for example.
Frankly speaking, it makes me nauseous to see the dishonesty and distortion.
This doctoring of the Assange video shows that the Globe & Mail is a propagandist for the American administration.
John Stackhouse became editor-in-chief of the G&M in 2009 after a stint as editor of The Globe’s Report on Business. He needs to be fired. There’s the 2012-09-30 The Globe & Mail’s handling of Margaret Wente’s plagiarism , and now this coverage of Julian Assange’s address to the United Nations.