Journalist Josh Rushing joins Scott to discuss a documentary he produced for Al Jazeera about Julian Assange. Rushing talks about his experience making the documentary, what they focused on and why they produced it now. They run through the many myths people still believe about Assange before getting into the multiple ways he has been targeted by the government and betrayed by many of his fellow journalists.
Discussed on the show:
- The imprisonment of Julian Assange
- Scott’s interview with Gabriel Shipton, Julian Assange’s brother
- The Julian Assange Indictment
- WikiLeaks: Collateral Murder (Iraq, 2007)
- The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
- README.txt: A Memoir by Chelsea Manning
- “An open letter from editors and publishers: Publishing is not a Crime” (The Guardian)
- “Alternative Facts: How the media failed Julian Assange” (Harper’s Magazine)
- “Inside the CIA’s secret war plans against WikiLeaks” (Yahoo News)
- “How Comey intervened to kill WikiLeaks’ immunity deal” (The Hill)
- ‘I Sold The Iraq War And Regret It’
- Mission Al-Jazeera by Josh Rushing
Josh Rushing is an American broadcast journalist and photographer. He is a correspondent for the Emmy-winning documentary series, Fault Lines, on Al Jazeera English. He is also a former officer of the United States Marine Corps. Follow him on Twitter @joshrushing
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