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60 Minutes with Julian Assange, plus background on getting the interview

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-2...?

Steve Kroft seems more positively impressed by Assange in this background bit than on the broadcast portion. Kroft says he views Assange as a journalist and, more importantly, a publisher. Note his comparison to 60 Minutes on line and the NYTimes on line. Other extras also on the page.

Comments

Submitted by jawbone on

is why I felt it should be highlighted in a QH. The difference between the impression created by the 60 Minutes interview and how Kroft himself said Assange was indeed a journalist and especially a publisher was almost a chasm.

Was it editing done by the upper management at 60 Minutes? Kroft tryiing to maintain "access"? I can't know, but would like to.

What Swanson says is spot on -- thanks for the addition to the views on the interview.

(I was struck by how much taller Assange is than Kroft, on a non-political level of course.)