WikiLeaks founder and editor in chief Julian Assange is apparently convinced that the American liberal media is unified in its goal to elect a “demonic” Hillary Clinton as president of the United States.
The controversial Assange made this allegation during a New York Times interview that was broadcast today on Facebook Live.
He has previously vowed that more emails involving Hillary Clinton would be released into the public domain beyond the thousands that have been posted on the WikiLeaks portal.
Today, Assange also assailed what he called the “neo-McCarthyist hysteria” among the political establishment in blaming Russia for hacked emails in July that proved embarrassing or worse to the Hillary Clinton campaign and a cohort of Democrat insiders to the detriment of former rival Bernie Sanders.
“Assange said the secrets published by WikiLeaks, which showed the Democratic Party working to tilt the scales in favor of Clinton during the party’s presidential nomination process, were irrelevant to the concerns about Russia,” the Washington Examiner detailed.
As far as the mainstream media’s role in election 2016, Assange didn’t mince words about how reporters and broadcasters are spinning the campaign. “He told journalist Jo Becker from the Ecuadorean embassy in London — where he has evaded extradition to Sweden for five years over sexual assault charges he calls political retribution — that reporters were doing the nation a disservice by not properly covering Mrs. Clinton’s record,” the Washington Times explained.
He also insisted that his website is a conduit for whistleblowers around the world and doesn’t play favorites.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 31, 2016
Julian Assange specifically addressed the media bias that he believes is currently in play in the run-up to the voting on November 8.
“The American liberal press, in falling over themselves to defend Hillary Clinton, are erecting a demon that is going to put nooses around everyone’s necks as soon as she wins the election, which is almost certainly what she’s going to do.”
No fan of Trump by any means, progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald of Edward Snowden fame has also called out the U.S. media for being 100 percent united against Trump and for Clinton.
Separately, earlier this month, Julian Assange seemed to imply, as the Inquisitr noted, that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich may have been murdered for alleged his role in leaking the 20,000 DNC emails prior to the Philadelphia convention that nominated Hillary Clinton for president. Authorities indicate that the incident was a street crime, but none of his personal possessions were taken by the unknown assailant.
Attributing it to politics, in June, Assange correctly predicted that no indictment of Hillary Clinton would emerge from the FBI investigation of her use of a private email server to conduct federal government business rather than a presumably more secure dot.gov account while she served as U.S. secretary of state.
As the Inquisitr previously detailed, Assange has also maintained that Google is actively working with the Hillary Clinton election campaign to help get her elected. “Google is directly engaged in Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” he said via video link to a journalism conference in Moscow in June.
“Google is being accused of burying internet searches about Hillary Clinton’s health,” Fox News claimed earlier this week. Last Sunday night, a Huffington Post writer had his log-in credentials abruptly revoked after publishing two stories about Hillary Clinton’s health. The Huff Post evidently scrubbed those articles from its website as well.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 31, 2016
Parenthetically, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media portals have come under criticism in some quarters for allegedly trying to skew or suppress information to help Hillary Clinton win the presidency.
Setting aside your opinion of either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, do you think the American media’s coverage of this election has been evenhanded or the opposite as Julian Assange claims?
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