Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wikileaks "Clinton-Destroying October Surprise!" Turns Out To Be A Big Meh

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US Conservatives' new fave bad boy Julian Assange in more carefree days / Creative Commons 2.0

So much for that Wikileaks "October Surprise that's going to DESTROY Hillary!" in the wee hours of this morning.  You can almost hear Fox News' collective heart breaking in this story:

I stayed up for quite a bit to watch Julian Assange's middle of the night (US time) Berlin press conference, but I finally went to sleep because they kept pushing his start time back. I'm now annoyed that I stayed up until 1:30 am Pacific Time, listening to/watching Alex freakin' Jones (does that man ever NOT yell??) live stream over this. =P

So, after a much needed night's rest, I just listened to Assange's remarks at the event and his Q&A portion. His remarks were basically uninspiring calls for "a worldwide army of defenders" (folks were encouraged to follow a couple of new Wikileaks-associated Twitter accounts), and for much, much more grassroots financial support (with touting of a donation site), and an announcement that they're developing some sort of voting membership organizational model. He also:

1. disputed the notion that he has an axe to grind with Hillary specifically (interesting, since he's circulated this story that she said in a security meeting, "Can't we just drone him?" and since all of their US Election releases to date have been targeted exclusively at the Democratic side of the ledger)

2. played down US conservatives' expectation that Wikileaks' upcoming US Election related releases will "destroy Hillary,"

3. declared that they "hope to" publish ten new releases of info related to US Election, Google, oil, war, arms dealing (and probably a couple of other things I'm forgetting) over the next 10 weeks, with US Election content to be released prior to Nov. 8th (Sure. We'll see.)

4. promoted a couple of his books (actually one of his first orders of business, but I forgot to list it until just now.)

So much for "The Mouse That Roared." More like "The Mouse That Said 'Meh.'" Watch for yourself here:

- Selina

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