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Julian Assange is at it again. Cornered, first he walked off an interview with ABC, and now he’s going after Palin and Huckabee-just because they work on FOX? I ponder this, because both work at the same network and he hasn’t singled out anybody else (yet) on the media.
Thou shall not mention his name; if you do, you will be accused of McCarthyism or something. The quotes on bold are from the article, my responses below.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur, Assange referred to the politicians-turned-Fox-personalities as “shock jocks” who should be charged for inciting violence against him and his organization.
He also referred to Huckabee as “just another idiot trying to make a name for himself.”
Pot calling kettle? As much as I hate to, I have to defend Mike Huckabee. A Christian Republican that is defending his country against one person that is determined to destroy it-by their own terms of what freedom means-cannot go unnoticed. An immature and childish response towards Huckabee coming from Assange demonstrates that he believes in his own wicked mind how much of a despot he is to other countrymen.
Asked what he thought of the accusation — made by Vice President Joe Biden and others — that he is a “high-tech terrorist,” Assange said his organization’s actions didn’t meet the definition of terrorism — but those of Fox personalities and other TV pundits did.
I have to laugh this one out because Shep Smith is included and he must be in some serious denial. Maybe it will take time for it to sink it. Just sayin’!
“We see constant threats from people, the Republican Senate trying to make a name for themselves, people like Sarah Palin to shock jocks on Fox and, unfortunately, some members also of the Democratic Party, calling for my assassination, calling for the illegal kidnapping of my staff,” Assange said.
Read that quote again. YES-he said UNFORTUNATELY some members also of the Democratic Party. What does he mean by this? Are the top eschelon Democrats involved, and are covering their butts? Are the Democrats destroying the country from within, and not Muslims in the country with domestic terrorism? Tin foil hats are in order. Because really, he didn’t say UNFORTUNATELY some members also of the Republican Party. Case closed.
Of Huckabee’s call to have Assange executed, and Palin’s demand that he be hunted down like al Qaeda, Assange said: “If we are to have a civil society, you cannot have senior people making calls on national TV to go around the judiciary and illegally murder people. That is incitement to commit murder. That is an offense.”
Attention liberals: What hundreds of thousands of Americans believe is true; Sarah Palin is a senior leader. He is NOT attacking Palin: He is raising the bar! If Assange supports Al Qaeda terrorism attacks to this country is another story that would not deviate much from this one. Now I have this question: How do you go around the judiciary on national TV? The media loves to mention Governor Palin, accuse her of something she didn’t do, judge her on the spot and calling for an execution…that’s a correct statement. If you have any questions, simply Google it.
He added: “When people call for illegal, deliberate assassination and kidnapping of others, they should be held to account. They should be charged for incitement to commit murder.”
Sorry Mr. Assange, that does not work in this country. It may work for some, but it gets us nowhere. See, we are a free republic. We are still a capitalist country, not a socialistic nor a communist country. Therefore, we can’t charge people and throw them in prison based on loose accusations like that. Why? Because we have something called “the rule of law.”
“Some of those journalists have fallen for that, and why? Because they are worried that they are going to be next,” he continued. “But I have a message to them — they are gonna be next. … So us journalists and publishers and writers, we all have to stick together to resist this sort of reinterpretation of the First Amendment.”
I will write this: That’s why there are bloggers out there, spreading information based on our First Amendment, which is being trampled right now, along with in other parts of the world where there is limited freedom of speech. The journalists have fallen to report on a balanced way because they have allowed their inner feelings perculate through their articles, or fear to be laid off from their jobs. That is not freedom of speech.
What journalists, publishers and writers have to do to stick together? Gain their reputation back. How? Going back to the principles of the First Amendment by reading about it. Then, tell it like it is to the audience without repercussions from their bosses. If they get upset or fire a journalist, more ears will perk up and identify those who challenge and dare to bring up both sides of the story.
- Assange calls Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee “idiots” (newstatesman.com)
- Assange rips ‘shock jock’ politicians (cnn.com)
- Assange warns of ‘digital McCarthyism’ (msnbc.msn.com)
Rick Santorum is an overall good man, sincere, and with strong convictions. Unfortunately, I don’t think he has the gravitas to be a serious presidential contender (sorry can’t help myself pulling a Rove here.) Kidding aside, I do believe he’s really a great guy; I just don’t see when/where/how he got to the enlightenment that he can become our next President:
Former US Senator Rick Santorum’s name was floated around as a potential presidential candidate for 2012. It’s no secret that Santorum is definitely interested in a run, especially when he has visited key battleground states such as Iowa, South Carolina, and Florida to name a few.
Santorum admitted to contemplating a run and announced that he will make his announce his decision in the next year.
“I’m getting here. I’m getting feelers on whether people think that what I’m saying, what I’m thinking, what I’m doing and what I’ve done is something they could get behind and be supportive of.”
He sure is working hard at it; unfortunately he lost in Pennsylvania. Now Santorum is really the candidate that details the general sentiment men in the GOP feel. Why all the guys are waiting for her to say anything about 2012? C’mon guys, the water is warm, jump in!
However, one reason may prevent him from running and/or winning the nomination. And her name is Sarah Palin. As Santorum is said to be a favorite among social conservatives, Palin quadruples the popularity among that group. He admits, if Palin runs for president, she’ll “take a lot of air out of the room, that’s for sure.“
“She is such a media star, I would think it’s hard for her to have normal interactions with voters. I have my own challenges and that’s getting the crowd. Her problem isn’t getting the crowd, it’s sort of having more real-time with people. I get plenty of real-time and that lower profile works for me in a way that I can go do things that are just going to be harder for her.”
Sorry Mr. Santorum, but Governor Palin has had interactions with voters ever since she was starting her political career in Alaska. I disagree with the “media star” statement too, because it really does not apply to her. It was applied to Obama ever since he pre-stumped with his first speech.
- Santorum: I’ll decide on 2012, next year. Admits, Palin will be a challenge (riehlworldview.com)
- Rick Santorum for President? (simuleustisetpecator.wordpress.com)
- You: Santorum Forms Iowa PAC; 2012 Presidential Run Looks More Likely (newsweek.com)
- Rick Santorum Appears In Gay GOP Activist’s 2012 Campaign Ad (huffingtonpost.com)
- Twittering to the White House: Mitt Romney Does Dishes, Rick Santorum Bores His Kids (slog.thestranger.com)
Lefty website Mediaite brought it up from another lefty negative counter-Palin website (won’t link to them) but I dismissed it as “old news” until HotAir brought it up. I gotta say, Sarah Palin is fearless. Good God, how many weirdos approach her and she carries on, so straightforward! Over these couple of years us good bloggers have written over and over again just how much restraint her husband Todd has for all the crap they went through.
And now this.