Assange: Media ‘Erecting a Demon’ by Protecting Hillary Clinton

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In an interview with The New York Times, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claimed that the media have “erected a demon” by protecting Hillary Clinton from criticism.

In an interview with journalist Jo Becker via Facebook, Assange claimed that the liberal media were doing their nation a disservice by refusing to cover Hillary Clinton’s less than pristine record.

Julian Assange is live with the New York Times

Join us for a conversation with Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, and Jo Becker, an investigative reporter with The New York Times. In July, the organization released nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails suggesting that the Democratic Party had conspired with Hillary Clinton’s campaign to undermine her primary opponent, Bernie Sanders.The second part of our interview is here: https://www.facebook.com/nytimes/videos/10150889048719999/and the resulting article is here:https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/01/world/europe/wikileaks-julian-assange-russia.html

Posted by The New York Times on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Julian Assange is live with the New York Times

Join us for the second part of our conversation with Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, and Jo Becker, an investigative reporter with The New York Times. In July, the organization released nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails suggesting that the Democratic Party had conspired with Hillary Clinton’s campaign to undermine her primary opponent, Bernie Sanders. Submit your questions in the comments.Here's the first part of our interview: https://www.facebook.com/nytimes/videos/10150889009744999/

Posted by The New York Times on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

“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,” said Assange.

Becker questioned Assange’s own political leanings, asking whether or not his biases were affecting his objectivity. Assange replied that WikiLeaks’ “enormous range” was not highlighted by the media and that WikiLeaks had released over 10 million documents on multiple organisations across many countries, highlighting money laundering schemes and the “oil-money mill” in Russia.

Assange has openly stated his distrust of Hillary Clinton in the past and released info relating to both Clinton and DNC corruption. He has also claimed that Silicon Valley tech companies such as Google are purposefully painting Clinton in a positive light and are “directly engaged” in Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Assange denied that he was purposefully targeting Clinton, saying, “We don’t target the West. We are an investigative publisher.”

“We also represent whistleblowers who want to speak to the public like a lawyer to the greatest court in the world, the court of public opinion. We don’t target anyone,” he stated.

Assange has claimed that he has damning information relating to Clinton for an “October Surprise,” saying, “People have a right to understand who they are electing,”

Lucas Nolan is a conservative who regularly contributes articles on censorship and free speech to Breitbart. Follow him on Twitter@LucasNolan_ or email him at lucas@yiannopoulos.net

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