For those of us stateside who woke up at an ungodly hour for Julian Assange‘s big “October Surprise,” it’s time to go back to bed.Imagine that. More at the link, including various howls of outrage from the Twitterati.
The Wikileaks founder changed the plans for his big reveal, citing security concerns and shunning away from his usual route of parading around big media shows: from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he was been since 2012.
Instead, Tuesday morning’s “surprise” was broadcast over a live-streamed news conference that ended up being a self-congratulatory pat on the back for 10 years in business (the Wikileaks domain name was registered a decade ago to the day). Assange even managed to promote a few new books as well during his broadcast — “40% off this week” for the book Wikileaks Files he touted — but alas, no incriminating documents relating to Hillary Clinton‘s campaign.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
It's early in the day and you never know how things will play out over the next few weeks, but it appears the great Julian Assange October Surprise is a nothingburger: