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Julian Assange – how to lose friends and alienate people

The writing is clearly on the wall for Julian Assange when even the “Anonymous” computer hacking collective decides that enough is enough. Anonymous complains that Wikileaks has degenerated into the “Julian Assange show”. Indeed it has, to the extent that the ongoing saga of the information Messiah from Melbourne threatens to have Wikileaks and whistleblowing […]

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Julian Assange: it’s hard being a Messiah

Former New York Times editor Bill Keller may be hesitant to indulge in Freudian psychoanalysis, but his character portrait of Julian Assange succinctly illustrates the kind of neuroses that drive the Wikileaks co-founder and alleged rapist. Within a several thousand-word article in yesterday’s Guardian, in which a number of Assange’s friends, associates and nemeses are […]

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Julian Assange writes his own political obituary

Broadcast yesterday in Australia was a half-hour interview with Wikileaks’ Julian Assange. Conducted by Leigh Sales for ABC‘s 7.30 programme, the interview starts off well enough, with Assange discussing the nature of modern media corporations, their relationship with states, and the role of bodies such as Wikileaks. Assange is articulate in his delivery, and displays […]

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Julian Assange has left the building

In the latest issue of Private Eye magazine, editor Ian Hislop recounts a bizarre phone conversation with the Blessed Julian of Melbourne. During their amiable chat, the possibly soon-to-be-deported celebrity leaker accused Private Eye of being part of an international Jewish conspiracy against Wikileaks, on the grounds that the satirical organ, together with such notorious […]

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Julian Assange is just this guy

Russian journalist Yulia Latynina has a professional and political pedigree that demands respect, but the translated sections of her article on “Julian the Almighty” quoted by the esteemed Elder of Zion Snoopy the Goon do not in my view present the author in a particularly good light. I only wish that my comprehension of the […]

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Julian Assange is a precious prig

Responding to criticism from human rights groups for publishing classified documents containing the names of Afghan civilians who have supported their government and worked with coalition military forces, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reportedly said… “I’m very busy and have no time to deal with people who prefer to do nothing but cover their asses. If […]

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Information vandals are ruining the media asylum

When my friend Terry Glavin writes… “The Guardian’s comically doctrinaire Glenn Greenwald is the Glenn Beck for people who fancy themselves too clever for Fox News.” …you know it’s not going to end well for his target. Now Terry doesn’t address the substance of the NSA-Prism scandal – for it is a scandal, if largely […]

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The world’s first unauthorised autobiography?

“All memoir is prostitution,” …says Wikiführer Julian Assange. He should know, for he had his autobiography ghostwritten by Andrew O’Hagan, trousered a half million quid advance, gave that to his lawyers for their services, and then ratted on the deal with Canongate, which went ahead and published anyway. Assange today… “[Canongate is] in breach of […]

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Vanity publishing taken to an extreme

“Information wants to be free” …says Wikileaks. Or is that the individual known as Julian Assange? Aside from the ridiculousness of the statement – how can one possibly ascribe desire to something inanimate? – today’s publishing by the Blessed Elric of Melbourne of an unredacted database of Wikileaks’ entire archive of US diplomatic cables is […]

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The Wikileaks saga continues – get your tickets now!

But only if you a staff journalist working for an established media company. Wikileaks supremo Julian Assange‘s extradition hearing will resume on 12 July, and up to 100 hacks will be allowed access to this spectacle of judicial theatre. The catch is that the Assange hearing is a ticket-only event, and likely to be heavily […]

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