Friday, August 26, 2016

Fox News; Julian Assange; and WikiLeaks a Direct Threat to Our Electoral System

Julian Assange Hiding in the Ecuador Embassy in London

Assange's Weapon of Mass Deception
(In some cases)

Original Post is this quick update from here: NEW YORK, August 26 (Reuters) –  Hillary Clinton lead over Donald Trump is down to 5 percentage points among likely voters, down from a peak earlier this month of 12 points, according to the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll just released.

The August 22-25 poll found that 41 percent of likely voters supported Clinton ahead of the November election, while 36 percent supported Trump.

Some 23 percent would not pick either candidate and answered “refused, other or wouldn't vote.”

I want to call that drop and shift “The Assange-WikiLeaks Effect” (see next post below). Then factor in the rabid dogging by the GOP over the emails and other old (very old) issues the GOP just won’t let go.

During the past week, Mrs. Clinton has been dogged by accusations by Trump and others, which she has denied, that donations to her family's charitable (The Clinton) foundation influenced her actions while she was Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.

Plus, questions have also surfaced again about her use of a private email server and address rather than a government one during her period at the State Department.

Meanwhile, Trump and Clinton have sparred over who would be a better advocate for African Americans and other minorities. Trump hinted that he could soften his hard line stance on immigration too (Note: Trump now, it seems, is adopting JEB Bush’s approach on undocumented in the U.S. as his own).

ORIGINAL POST FROM HERE:  Julian Paul Assange is an Australian computer programmer, publisher and journalist. He is editor-in-chief of the organization WikiLeaks, which he founded in 2006.

His stated sole purpose based on documented hatred towards Hillary Clinton is to undermine and influence the outcome of our election process.... it must not be allowed.

During an interview recently on FOX with Megyn Kelly (3-minute clip), Assange said his group would release “significant documents, perhaps turning the tide of the 2016 election.” 

All this is very troubling and FOX is also involved for giving Assange a wide TV platform … they should be ashamed – but I assume they are not since they are firmly in Trump’s corner, too.

FYI - how does the public measure the accuracy and validity of any “hacked or leaked” government or other information (e.g., the DNC emails, etc.) that WikiLeaks publishes? Are we supposed just to take Assange's word for that validity and truthfulness? Hardly.

BTW: Assange is a fugitive hiding (for 4 years) in the Ecuador embassy in London from Swedish authorities on rape charges.  He is supposed to be trustworthy – yeah, right.

This a very serious matter and believe it or not, we have some segments of the voting public (obvious Trump supporters) who will believe anything on Fox, over Talk Radio, or spewing from WikiLeaks and other such GOP-leaning entities.

All legal steps must be employed to stop this narrow aspect of WikiLeaks on our voting system and especially for FOX to stop giving Assange TV time…

Do what you can and tell our representatives to get involved in this and stop it. Our whole system is at risk.

Thanks for stopping by.

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