October 14, 2016
We are all at risk of getting carried away, and a certain former city councilman is a human being with all the stuff that comes from being human. I don’t blame him for his ideology, and I would not disrespect his accomplishments by comparing my own political knowledge to his, as a former city councilman.
However, he of all people has to understand that his words carry weight. He needs to make sure he is not pulling “facts” out of the Alt+Right’s cadre of National Enquirer styled websites.
This works both ways, of course. I would never characterize the Huffington Post, Jon Stewart, or Bill Maher as credible sources. They are as biased to the left as the Alt+right and Aryan Nation websites are to the right.
There is enough garbage floating around social media as it is, and with antagonistic, self-important entities like Wikileaks – and their friendly relationship with a cadre of illegal hackers – out there, we need to be careful what we believe.
Understand that Wikileaks head honcho Julian Assange isn’t sharing raw data with us, and he isn’t sharing it as soon as he gets a hold of it. He is holding it at his own will, for political reasons, and he has the ability to manipulate the data as easily as the hackers stole it in the first place.
Never trust an Assange “fact” without corroborating evidence from a credible source. He has made several cryptic threats against the Clinton campaign, claiming to have damming evidence against Secretary Clinton.
As such, he has to be treated as hostile towards the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
He is also not an American.
Julian Assange is a foreign national with ties to Russian hackers. I’m not a Harvard graduate, but how gullible do you have to be to defend this man?