Julian Assange Shocks World by Announcing No News at News Conference
WikiLeaks promised an October surprise for Hillary Clinton. They said they had information that could change the election. And then, in a press conference this week, they delivered nothing. But to be fair, we’ve seen what happens when an actual leak occurs.
According to the Washington Post, the promise of an information leak excited the right, and the right’s media, because it would help Trump. After a particularly gruesome week, a leak from the Clinton side would be just what Trump needed.
GOP strategist Roger Stone even tweeted this on Sunday:
Without any damning information whatsoever, the WikiLeaks press conference wasn’t what the right was hoping for.
What WikiLeaks did do, instead of this incredible information leak to change the election, was promote themselves. The video starts at 41:30, and WikiLeaks starts there with a ton of self-promotion. It’s not until 1:26:52 that Julian Assange appears on screen. The whole press conference is very self-aggrandizing — there’s a lot about how it’s WikiLeaks’s tenth anniversary — but not very important. There’s no new information, except for reminding us they’ve published books.
Needless to say, the internet, but especially the alt-right, is freaking out.
But perhaps the internet and the Trump camp shouldn’t be too concerned, as Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has promised documents every week for the next 10. He claims some could have a bearing on the election. Based on what the world has seen from WikiLeaks lately, “could” might mean zip.
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