Samizdata - 7:08 pm on Mar 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
many people suspect that Assange is a victim of a sustained campaign by the US government
While they may well be right in so thinking, this thread concerns quotes attributed to Assange by a well-known British journalist who nobody would accuse of doing any government's bidding.
I read Mr Hislop's full article. It describes how Assange phoned to complain about an earlier piece - one he admitted he had not even read - before making his absurd and unpleasant conspiracy allegations and describing the editor of The Guardian as "sort of Jewish".
None of us heard the conversation so it's a judgement call (though not for the courts as Assange has not sued). But any suggestion that Mr Hislop invented the story on behalf of US government interests will surely provoke only laughter and ridicule.