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The UK Guardian’s Marina Hyde on ASS-ange


An email I sent to the Guardian today (with a few typos corrected) about its latest hit piece on Julian Assange.

SUBJECT: RE Marina Hyde on ASS-ange <[email protected] style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128); font-family: verdana, arial; font-size: small;">[email protected]>

Date: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 10:57 am 

RE: Please take Assange to Stockholm 

In this piece, Marina Hyde chuckles at the fact that the first 3 letters in ASSange's surname spell "ass". Safe to conclude that the Guardian has very low standards for what it will publish about Assange provided it is negative. For the sake of "balance", why doesn't the Guardian run an unedited Q/A with Assange (as opposed to its recent Decca Aitkenhead "interview" hit piece)? [1] 

In other words, try to arrange a fair debate with the man you are clearly so very interested in. Would that not be the decent thing to do given all the hit pieces you've run? 

Joe Emersberger 

PS: last 6 letters in my surname are "berger" – something I can't 
recall anyone finding amusing since second grade 

[1] You may recall Aikenhead said "he seems more like an in-patient 
than an interviewee, his opening words slow and hesitant, the voice so 
cracked as to be barely audible. If you have ever visited someone 
convalescing after a breakdown, his demeanour would be instantly 
recognisable. "[email protected]>[email protected]>

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