"Does anyone believe Assange is a journalist? Even Assange?"
The term "journalist" has increasingly become a looser and looser term. Assange is every bit as much a journalist as Maddow, Don Lemon, anyone at the NY Times. Add to that that Isakoff and Yahoo News have been deeply invested in promoting Anti-Trump Russian Collusion B.S. Assange may be a -------, but at least he does tend to be an equal opportunity offender.