A new news show hosted by Julian Assange debuted yesterday on RT, the
global media outlet funded by the Russian government and carried by
several of America’s largest cable providers. His first show was devoted
to an interview with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah (video below),
who has not given a television interview since 2006. The combination of
Assange and a Russian-owned TV network has triggered a predictable wave
of snide, smug attacks from American media figures, attacks that found
their purest expression in this New York Times review yesterday of Assange’s new program by Alessandra Stanley.