The New York Times has a story about Julian Assange.
The last paragraph states:
Mr. Correa had invited him to seek asylum in Ecuador during an interview for Mr. Assange's TV show on Russia Today, an English-language cable channel financed by the government of Vladimir V. Putin.
Call me ignorant, but I did not know Assange was funded by the Kremlin.
It turns out, New York Times reported that as well:
RT, …, is an English-language news network created by the Russian leader Vladimir V. Putin in 2005 to promote the Kremlin line abroad. (It also broadcasts in Spanish and Arabic.)
Of course, practically speaking, Mr. Assange is in bed with the Kremlin, but on Tuesday’s show he didn’t put out.
Oh, I guess we can rest easy now.
NB: By the way, did you notice how they always refer to Putin as Vladimir V. Putin, but some never to President Obama as Barack H. Obama?