Julian Assange Answers Questions About Russia, Sources in Reddit AMA

Breitbart | 10/16/2016 | Staff
townskey13 (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/01/assange-truth-AP.jpg













Julian Assange took part in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Tuesday, answering questions about a range of topics including allegations of WikiLeaks colluding with the Russian government.

User Gddboygb asked:

Someone - WikiLeaks - Time - US - Election

As someone who’s followed WikiLeaks for a long time, what’s most remarkable to me about the US election publications is that this is the only time (with the possible exception of Aaron Swartz) that you’ve ever confirmed or denied a source. You’d been asked previously on multiple occasions to deny a state party was the source for these releases but refused, saying it would be “dangerous” and “irresponsible” to do so.

I found it very suspicious that, just weeks later, the first time you ever denied a source was in a heavily-edited interview aired on RT, an organization that obviously benefits from you denying they’re the source, regardless of whether they are. You’ve reaffirmed the other day that you’re uncomfortable having so.

Denial - Responses - Cuts - Shots - Response

Your denial, in particular, seems to be spliced together from three separate responses (masked by cuts to reaction shots), in response to a question removed in the cutting room (though the cut happens a few frames after he starts to open his mouth to ask it). With zero follow-up from you or Pilger.

My question is twofold. Do you think the edited interview accurately reflects the answers you gave? If so, did your previous business arrangement with RT in any waeny influence your decision to break WikiLeaks’s most sacred rule in an interview exclusivley aired on their network?

Assange

Assange replied:

We have never confirmed or denied a source. We have occasionally stated broad properties about who a source is or is not where we felt it was crucial to do so (to prevent the risk of war or the undermining of the publication). The interview was not with RT it was for...
(Excerpt) Read more at: Breitbart
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Give Us 5 Minutes, We'll Give You The World!

LongRoom Culture
Huge Chicken Emerges From Coop Attracts Internet Attention! The internet has become fascinated with a giant chicken!  When this...
Video Of Massive Shredder For Automobiles Shown In Reverse! This incredible machine has ingested a car, which in this video it...
Coca-Cola Polar Bear Mascot Joking With People During Photography Session! Being a mascot is definitely a skill!  The Coca-Cola...
Adorable Kitten Drinking Milk And Wiggling Ears! Small kittens are so cute when they drink from a bottle because they wiggle...
Dog Digs Shallow Hole And Lays Down In It For A Nap! Caught in the act of taking a nap!  This beautiful dog is so charming when...
Amazing NEW WORLD RECORD Ski Jump By Stefan Kraft!!!! Stefan Kraft literally flies to this new world record!  An Austrian ski...
Closeup View Of A Tire Change During A Pit Stop! You Can See The Brakes On Fire! Pitstops are awesome to watch because the...
Cat Closes Cupboard Door as Baby is Playing in the Cupboard! The cat soundly closes the cupboard door on this baby who is...
Dog Pool Party! Swim Dogs Swim!  This pool party went to the dogs.  It looks like humans can come, as long as they are...
Cat Unsuccessfully Tries To Wake Up Friend With Some Gentle Pats! This cute cat tries to wake up a sleepy friend.  His...
Sliding SUV Has Near Several Near Misses With Other Vehicles! An icy disaster turns out okay for this super lucky driver that...
Switchable Magnet! This works by there being two magnets. When the knob is turned, it rotates one of the magnets so that the...
Man Avoids Train Crash By Removing Train? You are just waiting to see what the guy is going to do to get off the train tracks,...
Quick Thinking Dog Helps Cat Who Has A Plastic Cup Stuck On Its Head! What are friends for?  This dog very nicely removes the...
Elephant Throws Stick at Aggressive Rhino! After balancing a stick on its head, this elephant lets it drop to the ground where...
Vietnamese Police Climb Building Using A Pole! This team of Vietnamese police who appear to be in danger of being fired upon,...
Drifting A Tank!? Crazy! The tank driver performs an astonishing drifting maneuver in a tank!  Sparks fly everywhere, but the...
Incredible Railroad Track Laying Machine is Enormous! Laying track for a railroad has always been a huge undertaking, but...
Replacing a Railroad Tie Without Removing the Track! This is amazing technology and the ties are removed so fast! Here is the...
Amazing Looping Animation of Forming Tornado! Twisters are such an awesome force, can you imagine intentionally driving toward...
Elephant Steals Hat and Puts It On His Own Head! Elephants are so smart!  This elephant not only takes the tour guide's hat but...
Tree Weighed Down By Thousands of Birds That Fly Away All At Once! Are there any leaves on this tree, or is it just filled with...
Buzz Lightyear Seen Rescuing Slinky Dog! Just when you had yourself convinced that the movies aren't real, you see this!    
Adorable Prairie Dog Climbs All Over Relaxed Golden Retriever Then Falls Off! In this cute video a very sweet and tolerant...
Spy Creature - Animatronic Camera Disguised as an Animal! This camera becomes a very realistic looking animal resembling a...
Tigers Attack Drone That Invaded Their Territory! A group of tigers stalked and brought down a drone that was being flown too...
Ciara the Border Collie Pup's First Day on the Job Proves She's a Natural at Sheep Herding! Border Collies have been herding...
Boston Dynamics' New Robot Named "Handle" Can Do Remarkable Things! Boston Dynamics has released video of its newest robot...
Time Lapse Video of Record Snowfall of 20 Inches of Snow Accumulating in Jón Atli Magnússon's Yard in Reykjavik, Iceland!
Thresher Shark Creates Shock Waves With Tail That Stuns Prey! The Thresher shark's tail is as long as its body.  The snap of its...