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

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.” We’ve deleted a tweet that included a video clip from New Day earlier this morning. Here’s our statement: pic.twitter.com/qJqTtzy69T — New Day (@NewDay) January 4, 2017 Apology came after Wikileaks tweeted a threat to sue CNN for defamation over the segment, unless, within 48…

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

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