[8/31/16] WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange believes America’s mainstream media are “erecting a demon” by slanting coverage in favor of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, which he accuses of “whipping up neo-McCarthyist hysteria about Russia.”
Assange’s comments came during a live interview with The New York Times overFacebook.
He said the recent notion promoted by CIA deputy director Michael Morell that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are being manipulated by Russian spies is ridiculous.
Morell, who has lived in the federal bureaucracy for more than three decades, penned an op-ed for the Times in early August that professed his admiration for Clinton and vowed to “do everything I can to ensure that she is elected our 45th president.”
According to Politico:
Morell also suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin has successfully co-opted Trump’s message in complimenting the political neophyte and getting exactly what he wanted in return with more praise even in light of his strongman tendencies toward journalists and dissidents.
“In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation,” Morell wrote.
“What kind of press environment is this going to lead to post-election?” he questioned, according to Business Insider.
“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.”
Assange is the head of WikiLeaks, which published the infamous emails hacked from the Democratic National Convention that revealed party officials plotted against Clinton’s rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, during…CONTINUE READING