Citizen Action Monitor

Washington’s Bitches – British, Ecuadorian, and Australian Governments – hand over Assange

The charge – Making US look like war criminals. Scorching satire unveils “avalanche of media bullshit.” —

No 2661 Posted by fw, September 15, 2020 —

The British, Australian, Ecuadorian, and US Governments have made an ad about Julian Assange’s arrest, and it’s surprisingly honest and informative! More satire from Australia’s The Juice Media, produced in 2019.

Australia’s Giordano Nanni of The Juice Media – “Hello friends, welcome to our latest Honest Government Ad. I was mid-way through writing an Aussie election episode when news broke of the US Government unsealing an indictment against Julian Assange. I wasn’t planning to make a video about this, but after seeing the sheer avalanche of bullshit that followed in the media, I just had to. Please make sure to read the Sources and Links I pasted in the video description. Thanks to everyone who has translated the video!” x Giordano

Giordano Nanni is a historian, writer and satirist. He completed a PhD in history, writing about settler-colonialism. He is also co-founder of Australia’s The Juice Media. To read more about Juice Media and Giordano, and to access more Juice satirical videos, here’s the link to its website —  https://www.thejuicemedia.com/.

Below is my repost of the embedded You Tube 2:00-minute video of The Juice Media’s Honest Government Ad | Julian Assange, along with my transcript, and added images.

Alternatively, to watch the video, without the transcript, on The Juice Media’s website, click on the following linked title.

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Honest Government Ad | Julian Assange, The Juice Media, April 15, 2019 (2:00-min)

TRANSCRIPT

Hello, I am from the British Government with a fabulous announcement.

No, I’m sorry, we still haven’t sorted out this bleeding shitshow. [Brexit].

But we have finally managed to arrest our most wanted criminal. [Image of Tony Blair pops up]

No, the other one: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Once we’re done we’ll extradite his skippy arse off to Virginia to face a grand jury.

Coz we’re America’s bitch. Yeah baby.

We’d like to thank all who aided us in this operation, especially the Ecuadorian Government.

Hola, I’m from the Ecuadorian Government, and I’m here to confirm that our new President is America’s bitch too.

That is why he agreed to cancel hairy hacker’s [Assange] political asylum and let pigs enter our embassy to arrest him.

[Audio in Spanish with English subtitle – “Can we have our IMF loan now please?”]

Hello. I’m from the Australian Government.

Since Mr Assange is our citizen, we feel compelled to state in the strongest possible terms that

We’re America’s bitch too.

That’s why both of these bungstains will leaves him up shit creek without a paddle.

After all, we’re the same dickholes who are prosecuting whistleblowers and banning encryption to make it harder for journalists to expose our shitfuckery.

Hello. I’m from the US Government.

We’re grateful to all our bitches for handing over David Letterman – I mean Julian Assange.

Who is wanted on charges of making us look like war criminals,

Which of course we are.

We have indicted the accused for the crime of helping his source to anonymously access documents in the public interest,

Otherwise known as: Good Journalism.

Journalists of course are not supposed to be good.

They’re meant to be piss-weak unquestioning stenographers who publish what we tolerate.

By extraditing a foreign journalist, we hope to send a clear warning to all journalists not to mess with our shit.

We ask all of you to cooperate with us in setting this dangerous precedent by focusing on how the accused is a bit of an asshole, instead of on our attempts to destroy your press freedom.

American Empire.

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Authorized by the United Bitches of America

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Key Sources and Related Reading

US Charging Document: https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/pre…

Excellent overview here by Glenn Greenwald and Micah Lee: “The U.S. Government’s Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom” https://theintercept.com/2019/04/11/t…

Also excellent: Matt Taibbi, “Why the Assange Arrest Should Scare Reporters” https://www.rollingstone.com/politics…

Trevor Timm, “The Case Against Julian Assange Is a Threat to Journalists Everywhere” https://medium.com/s/oversight/the-ca…

Guy Rundle: “Assange is in the dock, but it’s investigative journalism on trial” https://www.crikey.com.au/2019/04/12/…

Statement by Assange’s lawyer: https://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/1…

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