John Pilger

Julian Assange has a penchant for spectacular, public fallings out with people he has worked with - from journalists to fellow
A war of words has broken out over the veteran journalist John Pilger's allegation that scientific research put the Iraqi civilian death toll at 'up to a million'. Pilger was commenting recently on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme following polling finding most Britons believe only a few thousand died violently in the US and British led invasion, and the years since.
The consensus among the programme's critics is that the music-icon organised several hours of tiresome leftist drivel - the word left has been echoed again and again. Behind this criticism is a stance that is both dangerous and ingenious at the same time.
PJ Harvey took the reins on the Today programme on Thursday morning - and caused quite a stir. Julian Assange was put in