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CNN Apologizes When Wikileaks Threatens Defamation Lawsuit After Commentator Calls Founder A “Pedophile”

Deadline logo Deadline 1/4/2017 Lisa de Moraes
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CNN has apologized for a segment on New Day this morning in which a commentator described Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as a “pedophile who lives in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.”

Apology came after Wikileaks tweeted a threat to sue CNN for defamation over the segment, unless, within 48 hours, it air a one-hour “expose of the plot.”

All this, the morning after Fox News Channel aired Sean Hannity’s interview with Assange about Wikileaks’ release of hacked DNC emails.

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