By now I’m sure you’ve seen Fly’s post with Assange’s “Proof of Life” evidence that people have been demanding from @wikileaks. What the fuck? The internet has been freaking out over this, and the best they could do is some high school gym shit? Also, for a tech conference you would think they’d have their A/V game way tighter. In any event, why are the Ecuadorians allowing Julian to phone into some lame tech conference, but not someone like Glenn Greenwald or Matt Taibbi?
Wikileaks, meanwhile, has been posting progressively pithy, irrelevant, and asinine shit since Julian’s Assange’s internet was cut, leading many to believe a certain risotto cooking bond villain has taken over the account. @wikileaks also retweeted a several month old Michael Moore visit to the embassy and passed it off as current, and posted a different weird documentary style visit from a Showtime employee who was apparently mentioned in the Podesta emails. When the internet started to declare Assange dead, Wikileaks trolled us with a retarded poll. Also, remember, Barbed Fucking Wire visited Julian Assange and brought him lunch right after he went dark. As a general rule, I do not accept anything into my body which comes from Pam Anderson.
All of that said, the video from today’s conference at least sounds like Julian Assange, which means he’s either A-OK and nibbling on the last crumbs of Pam Anderson’s vegetarian roast beef sandwich, or he’s being impersonated with high technology.
After browsing around the interwebs, reaction to this video is mixed. Many are satisfied with this evidence, however there’s a large contingency of “video only” proof of lifers as well. Don’t they know that shit can be faked too?
A few examples of the reaction to this evidence (click to enlarge the illegible ones):