I suspect much of the right wing word and the #NeverHillary haters stayed up a dn stayed tune to the internet last last night to hear Wkikleaks founder Julian Assange’s big October Surprise. It was announced yesterday the Assange would reveal to the world information that would destroy Hillary Clinton and her bid for the White House. The announcement came at 4 AM ET and it was as much of a bust as was Donald Trump’s birther “apology.”
The expectations were breathless.
For weeks, backers of Republican nominee Donald Trump have hyped the tantalizing possibility that the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks was on the verge of publishing a set of documents that would doom Hillary Clinton’s chances in November. [..]
The announcement by WikiLeaks that it would host a major news conference Tuesday only seemed to confirm that the bombshell was ready to burst. The pro-Trump, anti-Clinton media world rippled with fevered speculation.
But if an October surprise about the Democratic nominee really is coming, it will have to wait a little longer.
Over the course of two hours Tuesday — with the world’s media and bleary-eyed Trump die-hards across the United States tuning in — Assange and other WikiLeaks officials railed against “neo-McCarthyist hysteria,” blasted the mainstream press, appealed for donations and plugged their books (“40 percent off!”).
But what they didn’t do was provide any new information about Clinton — or about anything else, really.
The much-vaunted news conference, as it turned out, was little more than an extended infomercial for WikiLeaks on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its founding.
Yes, they’ve got nothing. Yes, they got trolled by another expert con artist, lost hours of sleep and are now licking their wounds on Twitter. These fools will buy anything except maybe Assange’s book and a night at a Trump hotel.
Call a Whaaaaaaambulance.