Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, April 12, 2019

Here are the reasons Ecuador says it could no longer offer [Julian Assange asylum: Feces: Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo told reporters Thursday that the previous administration had allowed Assange to get away with behavior like "putting feces on the walls of the embassy and other behaviors of that nature." ... Hygiene: Valencia told lawmakers that Assange had "improper hygiene practices," a charge which has been levied against Assange previously. Last October the embassy staff were so fed up with Assange's personal habits, that they issued a memo demanding he clean up after himself. Aggressive behavior: Both Moreno and Valencia described Assange's behavior towards embassy staff as "aggressive." This included insulting embassy staff and using a loudspeaker in the middle of the night. He also used to block security cameras and accuse staff of spying on him.

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LOL your hero is a poo flinger?

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2019-04-12 05:35 PM | Reply

Sounds like typical alt-right nimrod behavior. The Teddler crapped himself on a regular basis to get out of ‘Nam.

#2 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-12 05:58 PM | Reply

Attention readers:

If this wacko was ever your hero you deserve your shame.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2019-04-12 06:01 PM | Reply

Spreading feces is for caged monkeys and the mentally insane. But, who here really knows. Lenin Moreno is an American stooge planted against the will of the people and facing corruption charges. He was planted by the USA to extract Assange and did his duty, undoubtedly for a fee.

#4 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-04-12 08:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

There are so many things to unwrap here...
Assange is hailed a hero because he revealed "secrets the government didn't want you to know". There are those who see the defense of his b.s. as "freedom of the press".

Like millions of civillians were killed during our last invasion of Iraq... like this was news to any logical person.Those of us who objected to that war already knew this... and those that wanted that war didn't care.

That the U.S. is "spying" on its citizens... invading privacy etc. (eye roll)Like once you hit the enter key and your whatever is sent over the internet it should be private? LMAO ffs grow a brain! Once it leaves your space... its out there... that has forever been the case... since the dawn of communication. You want privacy? Turn off your computer and unplug your data drives.

He had no agendas other than to show the people something so they could save themselves or what ever...like some little Crusader Rabbit... then came the obvious and the DNC hacked email dump... then suddenly everyone was appalled that politics was so cut throat... mostly because Sanders got his throat cut. Geeze welcome to the real world.

Hacking isn't investigating... dumping isn't reporting... or maybe it is because this is the 21st century... and those of you defending this scummy little pig don't get to complain if your private information is used against you in the most trivial of ways... because you cheered when it happened to the DNC... the toothpaste isn't going back in that tube any time soon.

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-04-13 05:34 AM | Reply

A man is trapped in the embassy for 7 years goes nuts. That's not news, that is the expected outcome. The "crimes" Assange is associated with are revelations of real events that Americans should be allowed to be aware of. The idea that our government should be allowed to commit crimes around the world while we are unaware is the real crime.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-13 08:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Marcy Wheeler is right to point out that much of the leaked DNC, Podesta emails served as a distraction that served to benefit Trump:

Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald

If a nation hostile to Trump - such as, say, Venezuela or Iran or Palestine - has its hackers break into Trump's accountant's files & get his financial documents showing massive corruption by Trump, with the intent of ensuring Trump loses in 2020, should US journalists report it?

emptywheel @emptywheel

emptywheel Retweeted Glenn Greenwald
If Iran hacked Trump and discovered that Ivanka knows how to make risotto, should journalists report THAT instead of Trump's policies that are in plain sight?

I'm wrong that people reported on the risotto recipe instead of Trump's ties to organized crime?

twitter.com

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-13 12:07 PM | Reply

The world's worst house guest.

Who among us wouldn't hesitate to kick this disrespectful bum out of our own home with far less ceremony and patience?

Of course it was all a set up to extradite Assange, we know that. But how dumb was Assange to make it so easy? Or maybe arrogant would be a better word.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-04-14 03:46 AM | Reply

I really thought the feces on the wall allegation was false, but now I'm not so sure:

Valencia told the congress that embassy cleaning staff described "improper hygienic conduct" throughout Assange's stay, adding that a lawyer representing Assange had attributed the issue to "stomach problems."

Lawyers for Assange did not respond to requests for comment. Vaughan Smith, a friend and founder of London's press Frontline Club who visited Assange late last week, told Reuters he believed the feces allegation was false. "Julian has been under stress but seemed in a balanced frame of mind every time I have seen him. It doesn't seem in character," Smith said.

www.businessinsider.com

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-14 10:49 AM | Reply

#5, rtrite, you are wrong sir, in the big picture, even though each statement you make is true. Without whistleblowers of government secrets Nixon would have finished his term, nor could we understand how the military lied about Vietnam for decades. The Pentagon Papers proved that fact and the military practices the Pentagon Papers exposed haven't really changed.

There is no legal reason to selectively prosecute Assange, but not the NYT or WaPo. But the political reason is to scare the hell out of any future whistle blower. We pay for immoral illegal wars all the time and have no say in DC policy. Most Americans believe we are a force promoting freedom, democracy and a better life for everyone. If everyone understood the scale of government crimes and misinformation it would open the door to reduce global chaos and death.

For the most part our mass media work in lock step with the government. How many people this morning know about the massive public demonstrations in Sudan, Nigeria and France this morning? We know we aren't a democracy, but most of us aspire to fix that. Protecting whistleblowers is an important part of fixing the broken democracy (Oligarchy) we live in. Democracy requires transparency, otherwise its impossible to be an informed voter.

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-04-14 11:41 AM | Reply

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