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When Wikileaks released a highly controversial video
showing U.S. troops firing on Reuters journalists in Iraq, both the
Wikileaks organization and chief Julian Assange entered the spotlight.
Assange may have anticipated a favorable interview when he
appeared on the Colbert Report on Monday evening. But Stephen Colbert,
after a few jokes, turned antagonistic. He accused Assange of "pure
editorial" and of manipulating viewers to give a one-sided view of the
incident. Colbert is an ally of the military, having visited U.S. troops in Iraq in 2009. Here's the interview
as it appeared on the show and the full-length version:
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