Finally! The Julian Assange TV Show

posted at 11:35 am on January 24, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

It’s been a while since we last checked in with our old friends on the Wikileaks / Aiding the Enemy circut, Bradley Manning and Julian Assange. But that doesn’t mean that everyone hasn’t been keeping busy. As we let you know last month, proceedings in Manning’s trial are moving forward at the usual, deliberate pace of the military and it looks like we’ll be seeing a court martial at some point in the future. But what if his now assumed accomplice in crime, Julian Assange? Last we’d heard he was holed up in the U.K. fighting extradition on sex crimes charges in Sweden.

But Assange isn’t the type to sit around and mope. No, indeed… he is staying busy. On what, you might ask? Well, his new TV show!

LONDON – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has announced he is creating his own TV talk show where he will interview “key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries from around the world,” The Australian reported Tuesday.

According to a media release on the WikiLeaks website the new program will focus on the future, with a theme of “the world tomorrow.”

“Through this series I will explore the possibilities for our future in conversations with those who are shaping it,” he said in the statement.

“This is an exciting opportunity to discuss the vision of my guests in a new style of show that examines their philosophies and struggles in a deeper and clearer way than has been done before.”

I was wondering who was going to fill the void now that Rob Schneider has passed on doing hard hitting political news and launched a new sit-com. One can only imagine the wonders awaiting us when the pretentious, oddly albino-ish Wikileaker sits down with thought leaders from around the world to chew over the weighty issues of the day.

But seriously… what the heck is going on across the pond? How, where and when is this guy managing to launch a television show? And what network (if any) in their right mind would carry it? Shouldn’t he be spending his time figuring out how to not wind up in the Crowbar Hotel on rape charges, or avoiding getting dragged on to a cruise ship for an extended vacation at Gitmo?

Then again, maybe there is a market for this. I was just flipping through the cable guide and there seems to be an audience for Kourtney & Kim Take New York, Why am I Still Single and The Ed Show, so I guess people will watch anything.


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Current TV will need a replacement for Keith Olbermann.

rbj on January 24, 2012 at 11:39 AM

And what network (if any) in their right mind would carry it?

BBC.

Of course they’re not in their right mind, so I suppose it’s a wash.

Bishop on January 24, 2012 at 11:39 AM

As dear ol’ dad used to say, “You could [crap] in a box and somebody’d buy it.”

Akzed on January 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM

American Idol American Traitor

faraway on January 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM

It is not yet know what, if any, TV or cable networks have picked up the talk show or whether WikiLeaks will instead choose to broadcast via the web.

It’s one thing to talk about doing a TV show and quite another to actually produce it and have any network or cable outfit actually agree to broadcast it. And really, what key political playersand thinkers are going to go anywhere near this guy, he’s toxic. So I guess that just leaves the revo-lutionaries.

Trafalgar on January 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM

According to my sources Russia Today will soon announce that they will be carrying his show.

coldwater on January 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM

But Assange isn’t the type to sit around and mope. No, indeed… he is staying busy. On what, you might ask? Well, his new TV show!

As long as the season finale is his extradition to the US and the Series finale is his execution for espionage, I’m cool with it.

Rogue on January 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Or he could replace Bill Maher.

Either way, I thought he was going financially belly up?

Seems he got a monetary infusion, either that or this is his last ditch effort to remain viable and in the public light.

Either way, the pasty man has always looked smarmy and creepy. Does he really think he’s going to garner more hits than his site already does? Certainly not if he’s the face of it.

Logus on January 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM

I wonder if Al Gore’s network would take him?

Steven Den Beste on January 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Good grief, I haven’t read a thing yet but that man looks like a drowned rat. Coincidence?

Cindy Munford on January 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Is BBC TV funded by Govt or commercial sponsors?

listens2glenn on January 24, 2012 at 11:44 AM

First guest futurologist: Newt Gingrich! Achtung, danger!

Seth Halpern on January 24, 2012 at 11:44 AM

He should quit before he gets ahead. /s

Now that is hubris.
Oh, and the Army is proceeding at its normal snails pace.
That doesn’t always equate to “deliberate”.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on January 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Meanwhile……back in New Zealand!

New Zealand Looking For Ways To Extradite Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom To US
January 24, 2012
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http://techfleece.com/2012/01/24/new-zealand-looking-for-ways-to-extradite-megauploads-kim-dotcom-to-us/

canopfor on January 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Some enterprising producer needs to pair him with Al Sharpton on MSNBC for a political talk show, Al-Julie 2Nite.

Of course the intellectual brilliance of that pair would capsize Guam but it’s all for The Cause.

CorporatePiggy on January 24, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Who on EARTH would go on the show to be interviewed by this guy??

michaelo on January 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM

This will be popular in West Hollywood for sure.

Hummer53 on January 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Creeps furthering creep!

Schadenfreude on January 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM

I can see it now. Every week a new studio/friend’s (soon to be former) house to broadcast from as he continues to play the martyr pretending to hide from authorities by mooching off the gullible.

NotCoach on January 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Is BBC TV funded by Govt or commercial sponsors?

No, it has its own tax base.

Steven Den Beste on January 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM

he will interview “key political players, thinkers and revolutionaries from around the world,”

I can only imagine the individuals who qualify as political players, thinkers, and revolutionaries in the radical leftist world of Assange.

Happy Nomad on January 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I can’t wait for the panel of him, Polanski and Mike Tyson discussing the finer points of rape vs rape-rape.

Flange on January 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Is BBC TV funded by Govt or commercial sponsors?

listens2glenn on January 24, 2012 at 11:44 AM

The Beeb is government-owned corporation (a Royal Charter company). It’s funded by viewers – anyone owning a TV is required to pay for a license in order to watch their programming.

Ward Cleaver on January 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I thought this dude already had his own TV show. “Real Time” or something?

Kataklysmic on January 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM

O/T,on the heels of the SOTU!!

I question the timing?!
—————————

US unemployment rates fall in most states and Washington, DC, fresh government data shows

4 mins ago from blogs.wsj.com

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on January 24, 2012 at 11:58 AM

canopfor on January 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM

So will the first guest be Roman Polanski or Jerry Sandusky?

Scrappy on January 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM

You guys are too hard on Assange. Yes, he’s a leftist azzhole catering to TV-hungry idiots, but so are Oprah and Al Gore. For all his warts, Julian Assange is at least smarter than those two.

Archivarix on January 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM

It’ll be like Rupert Pupkin in the basement.

aquaviva on January 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Barney Gerbil Frank’s hairdresser?

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM

The Beeb is government-owned corporation (a Royal Charter company). It’s funded by viewers – anyone owning a TV is required to pay for a license in order to watch their programming.

Ward Cleaver on January 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Actually anyone owning a tv in the UK, unless you convince the tax authority that you never watch any broadcast television (terrestrial, satellite, cable). And they really like to give people grief over that.

It’s socialized TV.

CorporatePiggy on January 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

According to a media release on the WikiLeaks website the new program will focus on the future, with a theme of “the world tomorrow.”

“The World Tomorrow”? Is he channeling Garner Ted Armstrong?

Ward Cleaver on January 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

And what network (if any) in their right mind would carry it?

I’d be willing to bet that Al Gore’s channel would carry this one.

simkeith on January 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

The Ed Show is hilarious, watching him foam at the mouth, waiting for him to burst out laughing and say it was all a joke after some idiotic session with some mindless leftist where they spin a conspiracy involving Halliburton, the Federal Reserve (for the Ron Paul viewers), the Trilateral Commission, Spongebob, the Rockefellers, the Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders and Gitmo. You have got to watch this guy, there is simply no way he can actually believe what he is saying, he has to be the Stephen Colbert of the left.

Smedley on January 24, 2012 at 12:07 PM

So will the first guest be Roman Polanski or Jerry Sandusky?

Scrappy on January 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Both!
One chair!
Flipping a coin, to see who sits on who’s lap!

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2012 at 12:08 PM

But seriously… what the heck is going on across the pond? How, where and when is this guy managing to launch a television show? And what network (if any) in their right mind would carry it?

LMAO.

Mid-Season replacement for Keif Oblowmen?

Tim_CA on January 24, 2012 at 12:08 PM

So, is somebody going to be able to convince him to bathe and put on clean clothes – or are they just going to dunk him in a vat of Axe before each show?

(btw; It’s GREYbar Uotel. Not crowbar.) ;-)

Solaratov on January 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM

…Hotel. ;-(

Solaratov on January 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM

canopfor on January 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM

We need Paul Ryan to break down these unemployment numbers the way he broke down the “savings” in Obamacare.

Kataklysmic on January 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Shouldn’t he be spending his time figuring out how to not wind up in the Crowbar Hotel on rape charges, or avoiding getting dragged on to a cruise ship for an extended vacation at Gitmo?

(btw; It’s GREYbar Uotel. Not crowbar.) ;-)

Solaratov on January 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM

lol…..completely missed that. Nice pick-up.

Tim_CA on January 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Julian Assange looks exactly like a wet cat.

Herald of Woe on January 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM

MSDNC will pick it up. It can be called the Ed and Julian Hate the Nation show.

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 24, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I can’t wait for the panel of him, Polanski and Mike Tyson discussing the finer points of rape vs rape-rape.

Flange on January 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Scrappy wants Jerry Sandusky on the show too.
May get ratings, if he tries to shower with Tyson! I would pay to see that…and then offer a prize if anyone who could find the soap that would be missing! That guy would get what he deserves.

KOOLAID2 on January 24, 2012 at 12:17 PM

O/T,Solar Flare,biggest since 2005!

ALMOST-X FLARE AND CME: On Jan. 23rd around 0359 UT, big sunspot 1402 erupted, producing a long-duration M9-class solar flare. The explosion’s M9-ranking puts it on the threshold of being an X-flare, the most powerful kind.
==============================

GEOMAGNETIC SUDDEN IMPULSE DETECTED:
A Sudden Geomagnetic Impulse of 22 nT in Boulder was detected at 15:04 UTC.
A Geomagnetic Storm Warning is in effect.
http://www.solarham.com/
========================

CME IMPACT: As expected, a CME hit Earth’s magnetic field on Jan. 24th at approximately 1500 UT (10 am EST). Geomagnetic storms are likely in the hours ahead. If it’s dark where you live, go outside and look for auroras.

In Lofoton, Norway, the CME’s arrival produced a surge in ground currents outside the laboratory of Rob Stammes:

http://www.spaceweather.com/

canopfor on January 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Cause imma creep.
Imma weirrrr…doh.

carbon_footprint on January 24, 2012 at 12:20 PM

canopfor on January 24, 2012 at 12:01 PM
—————————————-

We need Paul Ryan to break down these unemployment numbers the way he broke down the “savings” in Obamacare.

Kataklysmic on January 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Kataklysmic:Now that would be something,I remember when Ryan,
straightened out Hopey at the Health Care Summit!

canopfor on January 24, 2012 at 12:23 PM

KOOLAID2, sorry about the omission, my bad. You’re describing some mighty fine television.

Flange on January 24, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Which of the hundreds of channels of crap American cable TV is today WOULDN’T carry it?

MNHawk on January 24, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Shouldn’t he be spending his time figuring out how to not wind up in the Crowbar Hotel on rape charges, or avoiding getting dragged on to a cruise ship for an extended vacation at Gitmo?

(btw; It’s GREYbar Uotel. Not crowbar.) ;-)

Solaratov on January 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Maybe he should spend his time figuring out how not to be raped WHILE in the Greybar Hotel. That’d be my focus.

smfic on January 24, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Maybe he should spend his time figuring out how not to be raped WHILE in the Greybar Hotel. That’d be my focus.

smfic on January 24, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Understood….but….um….I’m pretty much doubting that he’s worried about that at all.

Tim_CA on January 24, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Julian Assange looks exactly like a wet cat.

Herald of Woe on January 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM

LMFAO!

Perfect.

Tim_CA on January 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

“aiding the enemy”

Give me a break.

Dante on January 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM

oddly albino-ish Wikileaker sits down with thought leaders from around the world to chew over the weighty issues of the day

You forgot meth-head…the dude looks like a tweeker even when he’s in a suit!

Liberty or Death on January 24, 2012 at 1:17 PM

I thought he already had a show where he wore twin ponytails and advocated for marijuana legalization.

James on January 24, 2012 at 1:31 PM

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Julian Assange looks exactly like a wet cat.

Herald of Woe on January 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Actually he looks like Bill Maher, without the machismo.

/

TugboatPhil on January 24, 2012 at 1:33 PM

This is the theme to Julian’s Show,
The theme to Julian’s show.
Julian called me up and asked if I would right his theme song.
I’m almost halfway finished,
How do you like it so far,
How do you like the theme to Julian’s Show?

pilamaye on January 24, 2012 at 1:35 PM

“aiding the enemy”

Give me a break.

Dante on January 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Yes, aiding the enemy is exactly what he has and continues to do when he releases sensitive classified information that our enemies can read and use against us.

If he (along with his source Bradly “I’m not sure if I’m a man or woman” Manning) had done this during WWII they’d both be in a prison cell awaiting trial on treason and if found guilty would be headed for a firing squad!

We’ve gotten too soft on traitorous lefty vermin, personally I believe these two need to be made examples of…if they were I can assure you these limp-wristed lefties would stop this BS in a heart- beat!

Liberty or Death on January 24, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Yes, aiding the enemy is exactly what he has and continues to do when he releases sensitive classified information that our enemies can read and use against us.

We’ve gotten too soft on traitorous lefty vermin, personally I believe these two need to be made examples of…if they were I can assure you these limp-wristed lefties would stop this BS in a heart- beat!

Liberty or Death on January 24, 2012 at 1:39 PM

No. Assange is not an American citizen.

Dante on January 24, 2012 at 2:03 PM

No. Assange is not an American citizen.

Dante on January 24, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Fine, then lets pick his azz up as a spy and go that route, he’d still be put on trial as a spy for the enemy and if convicted spend the rest of his life in jail or be executed…whatever works to keep this vermin from continuing to put our soldiers and nation at risk!

Liberty or Death on January 24, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Fine, then lets pick his azz up as a spy and go that route, he’d still be put on trial as a spy for the enemy and if convicted spend the rest of his life in jail or be executed…whatever works to keep this vermin from continuing to put our soldiers and nation at risk!

Liberty or Death on January 24, 2012 at 2:08 PM

He isn’t a spy, either, and he wasn’t spying for any enemy of the United States because he was not in the employ of any enemy of the United States.

But you don’t care about the facts; you just want to lash out emotionally.

Dante on January 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Assange reminds me of some creepy Tim Burton creation.

*shudders*

8thAirForce on January 24, 2012 at 2:18 PM

What’s a circut?

MadisonConservative on January 24, 2012 at 2:47 PM

No. Assange is not an American citizen.

Dante on January 24, 2012 at 2:03 PM

So you won’t object to him getting a visit from an unmanned drone?

NotCoach on January 24, 2012 at 2:55 PM

So you won’t object to him getting a visit from an unmanned drone?

NotCoach on January 24, 2012 at 2:55 PM

I would, and do, object. I’m not really keen on my government engaging in murder.

Dante on January 24, 2012 at 3:23 PM

What could go right is if someone in the audience jumped up on stage and thrashed the hell out of this stupid worm in front of the entire planet.

Wolfmoon on January 24, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Newt will have a new audience for his OWS, anti-capitalist message. Now that he shares democrat talking points, he should get his own show

oceansidecon on January 24, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Or he could replace Bill Maher.

Logus on January 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM

The only way they could get me to watch would be if they chained Ass**** to Maher, used a highloader to dip the pair of them in hot tar, and then dropped tham into a pit of feathers in the middle of a field coated with 12″ of raw sewage.

That should be good for about 30 seconds of entertainment with the mute feature engaged….after which I’d tune to almost anything else.

landlines on January 24, 2012 at 4:47 PM

But you don’t care about the facts; you just want to lash out emotionally.

Dante on January 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Not emotional about anything, I’ll leave the emotional feel-good, “everyone gets a trophy” crap to liberals like you. If he is obtaining sensitive classified information and releasing it to ANYONE then in my opinion he’s just like a spy and Manning is his mole. Therefore both are guilty of espionage and should be treated accordingly, severely if it can be shown their actions cost a soldier their life or hurt the US’s ability to protect itself.

Any other rebuttals Dante…go ahead because no matter what you come up with it won’t change the fact that what Julian and Manning are doing places the US and our soldiers in peril and they need to be dealt with. Label them whatever you want Dante, spies, traitors, espionage-a-teers (yes made-up word Dante) as I could really give a crap what they are labeled or charged with, all I care about is they need to be stopped and punished.

Liberty or Death on January 24, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Like I said, you don’t care about the facts; and yes, you are responding emotionally when you say things like, “whatever works,” and “I could really give a crap what they are labeled or charged with, all I care about is they need to be stopped and punished.”

Dante on January 24, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I dare people to repeat what you’re saying here in some parts of Australia. Let’s see how you are welcomed there.

Crux Australis on January 25, 2012 at 3:26 AM