A fascinating and unprecedented interview took place on HBO’s “Real Time” between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and longtime host Bill Maher.
Why “fascinating” and “unprecedented”?
Because for the first time since I’ve been covering media, an interviewee called out an interviewer with hacked content about him, presenting it publicly for the first time for more than 1 million viewers to see at home and countless more in viral replays.
To review, Maher was hammering Assange, saying he was “working with a bad actor [Russia] to put [his] thumb on the scale [against Hillary Clinton] and basically f— with the one person who stands in the way of us being ruled by Donald Trump.”
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