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Julian Assange May Or May Not Have Said There's a Jewish Conspiracy Against Him
When Mr. Hislop pointed out that Mr. Rusbridger was not Jewish, Mr. Assange countered that The Guardian’s editor was “sort of Jewish” because he and Mr. Leigh, who is Jewish, were brothers-in-law. Later, the article recounted, Mr. Assange asked Mr. Hislop to “forget the Jewish thing,” but he continued to insist there was a conspiracy against WikiLeaks based on the friendship among Mr. Rusbridger, Mr. Leigh and Mr. Kampfner.
Yeah, whatever happened to WikiLeaks? They needed another conspiracy announcement to get them back in the headlines. But:
In the Twitter feed, Mr. Assange said that “in particular” the Private Eye report that he believed in a “ ‘Jewish conspiracy’ is false, in spirit and in word. It is serious and upsetting. Rather than correct a smear, Mr. Hislop has tried to justify one smear with another.”
“That he has a reputation for this, and is famed to have received more libel suits in the U.K. than any other journalist as a result, does not mean that it is right,” Mr. Assange’s statement said.
So maybe Assange shouldn't have called him to talk if that's what he thought the guy was going to do to his words? Or maybe every single person on the planet is in on one conspiracy or another against Julian and he can't trust anyone? Yeah, that's it. [ NYT ]