1/11/2011

Julian Assange: Media Whore

Posted by Brian
The self-importance of the piece of human debris with a Napoleon Complex never fails to astound me...or amuse me.
Julian Assange: Gabrielle Giffords Parallels Made Over 'Violent Rhetoric'

First Posted: 01-11-11 10:42 AM Updated: 01-11-11 10:53 AM

Though he came across more strident than sympathetic, Julian Assange joined the ranks of public officials to offer words over the grisly Arizona shooting that left six dead and Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition.

In a statement issued ahead of Assange's Tuesday court hearing in London, where he is fighting extradition to Sweden on rape charges, the WikiLeaks founder drew parallels between his own experience and that of Giffords, whose shooting launched a nationwide debate over the toxic tone of U.S. political discourse, the Associated Press is reporting.

Citing "unprecedented violent rhetoric by U.S. prominent media personalities," Assange warned similar attacks on other officials like himself could await, as such open provocation could potentially "inflame...unbalanced personalities," an indirect reference to 22-year-old suspect Jared Lee Loughner.

The Telegraph quotes Assange's statement as follows:  READ MORE HERE--->


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