CNN has all but apologized to Julian Assange after Phil Mudd, a paid analyst, called the WikiLeaks founder a pedophile on live TV. The cable news network's statement came after WikiLeaks threatened to sue unless an apology was given or an exposé on a plot against Assange aired.
CNN’s counterterrorism analyst made the reckless on-air statement on Wednesday while discussing the whistleblower site WikiLeaks. Mudd boldly declared that “there's an effort to protect WikiLeaks (and) a pedophile who lives in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.”
Mudd was referring to Assange, who is wanted for alleged sexual assault charges in Sweden – but not for anything related to pedophilia …. https://www.rt.com