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That the New York Times, which still prints the words "All the News That's Fit to Print" every day on its front page, should publish (and then quickly withdraw) a claim by a Julian Assange antagonist that "Mr. Assange had refused to flush the toilet during his entire stay" with him is extraordinary.  --  It caused Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks devote a four-minute video commentary to denouncing the sad decline of a once great newspaper.[1]  --  COMMENT:  For more commentary, search for "had refused to flush the toilet during his entire stay" (within quotation marks) on Google News...

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JULIAN ASSANGE HIT PIECE IN NEW YORK TIMES

By the TYT Network

YouTube

August 17, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_npSb-tyGQ&feature=youtu.be

Julian Assange was absurdly smeared in a New York Times piece by William Neuman and Maggy Ayala.  The report stooped as low as making reference to a claim that Assange did not flush a toilet, as if that were somewhow relevant.  The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks down this shoddy journalism.

Read the article here (the flush reference has been removed, as noted by Drew Grant in the New York Observer):

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/world/americas/ecuador-to-let-assange-stay-in-its-embassy.html

http://observer.com/2012/08/new-york-times-article-on-julian-assange-asylum-scrubs-its-toilet-reference/