The Guardian claims over one million readers, in 180 countries, fund its operations. And it pledges its journalists will "challenge the powerful and hold them to account.
Furthermore, it insists "factual reporting has never been more critical" than now.
However, for some reason Guardian editor Katherine Viner won't explain why she ran a fake story about Julian Assange/Paul Manafort meetings, which never happened. And it's been three weeks now.
Perhaps because, as historian Mark Curtis points out, the paper can't defend it (it isn’t true) or retract it (because that would expose it as a fake newspaper).
What a dilemma.