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Assange signs $1.5m book deal
Yahoo ^ | December 26, 2010

Posted on 12/26/2010 3:26:19 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has said in an interview he had signed deals for his autobiography worth more than one million pounds(($A1.57 million).

Assange told Britain's Sunday Times newspaper that the money would help him defend himself against allegations of sexual assault made by two women in Sweden.

"I don't want to write this book, but I have to," he said on Sunday. "I have already spent 200,000 pounds for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat."

The Australian said he would receive the equivalent of $A800,000 from Alfred A. Knopf, his American publisher, and a British deal with Canongate is worth about $A500,000.

Money from other markets and serialisation is expected to raise the total to 1.1 million pounds, he said.

The latest project of Assange's whistleblower website is the gradual release of tens of thousands of US diplomatic cables.

Since this latest project began Assange, who is on bail in Britain fighting a bid by Sweden to extradite him over the sex assault claims, has faced problems financing WikiLeaks.

Credit-card companies Visa and MasterCard and the internet payment firm PayPal have blocked donations to WikiLeaks, prompting Assange to label them "instruments of US foreign policy".

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alfredaknopf; assange; bertelsmann; bookdeals; cables; canongate; knopf; moneylaundering; publishers; publishing; secrets; wikileaks

1 posted on 12/26/2010 3:26:25 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why does he hate trees
What’s wrong with wikie publishing hmm ...

Always the cash


2 posted on 12/26/2010 3:31:16 AM PST by Flavius (A)
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To: Flavius
Bullshit! That little bastard should be dead. He along with the queer guy that gave him the secrets should have been removed from the living a long time ago. Once again that a**hole in the White House has screwed America.
3 posted on 12/26/2010 3:36:24 AM PST by Plumberman27
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4 posted on 12/26/2010 3:38:54 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

May it be leaked as it is written...


5 posted on 12/26/2010 3:39:35 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who would possibly want to read a book by this pimp who’s only claim to fame is that he published secret documents he received from an American traitor.


6 posted on 12/26/2010 3:40:33 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Humm, fawning approval from the “intelligentsia”, money and women. Is there really any reason to wonder what motivates his antisocial behavior?
7 posted on 12/26/2010 3:42:16 AM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And it will be called “If I did it”, relating how he did or didn’t bed two Swedish feminists. If it goes just a bit more ridiculous...


8 posted on 12/26/2010 3:48:39 AM PST by Moose Burger
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To: Moose Burger

Its hard for me to imagine who would pay $25 for something that this guy says. And when he describes his act with the two feminists...he has to admit that he actually did have sex with both...which won’t help his case. The worst case scenario now...is that both women then write a book....describing him as an idiot who pretends to be James Bond and can’t function well in bed.


9 posted on 12/26/2010 3:55:30 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The only problem is this guy is not a whistleblower. Odd that the solider is allegedly in jail; however this fool is out floating around.

Hmmm, sounds like another under the table payoff for doing the dirty work and/or being our little idiot. Just write a book and that’s how we will get your money to you. Heck, we will even make sure the book will sell. Soros or other world government fools at work here?


10 posted on 12/26/2010 4:01:57 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I would not pay a single penny for such a book or any other book by this guy.


11 posted on 12/26/2010 4:14:20 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

This amount for his autobiography is reasonable. As long as its awarded posthumously. And in the very near future.


12 posted on 12/26/2010 4:56:16 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mr. Assange will soon be RICH from his 15 minutes of fame!


13 posted on 12/26/2010 5:22:14 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Book deals often look like welfare from one liberal to another. The liberal making the payment isn’t using his money, and he probably doesn’t care if the publishing company loses money.


14 posted on 12/26/2010 5:36:56 AM PST by HogsBreath
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Random House About Us

I just knew Bertelsmann was involved.

15 posted on 12/26/2010 5:44:28 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, how's that Lockerbie bomber deal investigation coming along?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It would be a shame if the book was “leaked” onto the internet two weeks before it was ready to be published...


16 posted on 12/26/2010 5:45:26 AM PST by macquire
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To: mewzilla
For more on the Bertelsmann angle, from '08....

German Publishing’s Man in the White House Obama's ties to Bertelsmann are a massive conflict of interest yet to be fully disclosed.

17 posted on 12/26/2010 5:46:08 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, how's that Lockerbie bomber deal investigation coming along?)
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To: mewzilla
Also from '08....

What Bertelsmann Wants from Obama The German publishing company that helped make Obama a rich man has a clear foreign policy agenda.

Paging Glenn Beck...

18 posted on 12/26/2010 5:47:34 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, how's that Lockerbie bomber deal investigation coming along?)
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To: mewzilla
Bertelsmann gets around. Also from '08....

Bill Clinton’s German Paymasters A media company that profited from a close collaboration with the Nazi regime paid the former president a $15 million advance for his autobiography. Was this payment for services rendered?

19 posted on 12/26/2010 5:52:49 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, how's that Lockerbie bomber deal investigation coming along?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
And people have the nerve to claim the MSM and press are not biased.

This is obviously under orders from some high-up leftist to funnel cash to Assange for his defense, not because they expect to make money on the book.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

But still, Merry Christmas.

20 posted on 12/26/2010 5:56:25 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: mewzilla
From '09, mentions the Bertelsmann Foundation....

Obama's Snitch Program: "Chicago" Politics or EU Politics?

21 posted on 12/26/2010 5:59:25 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, how's that Lockerbie bomber deal investigation coming along?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Of course, the liberal media was going to give A**Sausage a big book deal. By the time his book is ever released, no one will care about A-Sausage to buy the book....he will be surpassed by some new Media-Darling Hacker


22 posted on 12/26/2010 6:24:25 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Whenever something is "Global"...it means its bad for America)
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To: LRS
May it be leaked as it is written...

ABSOLUTELY! Delicious irony. Every blog on the Internet should postn leaked copies of every chapter, as it is being written.

To save the trees, of course/s.

23 posted on 12/26/2010 7:28:16 AM PST by CDB (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction”- Ronald Reagan)
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To: CDB

I doubt we will hear anything in it other than “And I guess that is why yellow makes me sad”. But I want leaked so that no one buys the book, so the idiots backing it don’t get a single cent from their 1.5 mil...


24 posted on 12/26/2010 7:33:54 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It would be a shame if thousands of copies of it were defaced and made unsaleable in bookstores across America.


25 posted on 12/26/2010 7:52:00 AM PST by LouD ("against all enemies, foreign and domestic...")
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To: freekitty
Hmmm, sounds like another under the table payoff for doing the dirty work and/or being our little idiot.

Smart freekitty.

26 posted on 12/26/2010 7:55:25 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: grey_whiskers

Merry Christmas!


27 posted on 12/26/2010 7:56:15 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOL Follow the money.


28 posted on 12/26/2010 8:03:57 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Plumberman27
Bullshit! That little bastard should be dead. He along with the queer guy that gave him the secrets should have been removed from the living a long time ago. Once again that a**hole in the White House has screwed America.

Though there is an @sshole residing in the WH, you've got to consider this:

Assange is just a tool. The entire episode was just an Broadway act. Nothing substantial leaked. US intel knew everything that was going down. We've all been played by another false flag, so you're right - it IS "bullsh*t."

29 posted on 12/26/2010 8:11:05 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I suggest we all take up a collection and offer it to Julian for a copy of the Birth Certificate. I can’t believe he didn’t find it.


30 posted on 12/26/2010 8:12:19 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Flavius

I will not buy any books from that publisher!


31 posted on 12/26/2010 9:30:49 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
From the text:

I have already spent 200,000 pounds for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat.

The sum mentioned in pounds sterling is the equivalent to 308,000 US dollars. Apparently some of his devout supporters, one of whom appears with bland tones on television, do not go pro bono. Ah, lawyers! When the Canadian government had to wait two years to extradite the Air India bomber, he had been complicite in murdering 329 innocent souls. 1982, He fled to Birmingham, England. I understand over 15 million dollars have been spent on this man in legalities, though he is still in jail.

The lawyers must be smelling blood (money) here. Assange is the quintessential canting hypocrite. He only cares for Assange. The rest is, how much has he used dupes.? Manning is one and he will pay an awful price. As time evolves, how much Assange will eventually be used, by even more devious men than he? .

32 posted on 12/26/2010 9:59:13 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The lawyers will get most of that.

He should have kept his mouth shut.


33 posted on 12/26/2010 10:07:59 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: LRS

Agreed.

What’s a good name for Assange? One that won’t conflict with Rush’s “Leaky Leahy.” Miss/Ms. Leaky?


34 posted on 12/26/2010 10:45:49 AM PST by CDB (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction”- Ronald Reagan)
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To: CDB

Ass-angle?


35 posted on 12/26/2010 12:31:32 PM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: LRS

I know that wasn’t the most clever of choices, but I just look at his name and saw that the only thing missing was the “L”...


36 posted on 12/26/2010 12:47:17 PM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Cincinatus' Wife.
37 posted on 12/26/2010 6:02:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: CDB

Mr. Poppycock?


38 posted on 12/26/2010 6:21:23 PM PST by piasa
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Julian Assange needs to be put down for a dirt nap.


39 posted on 12/26/2010 8:02:51 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bump for later


40 posted on 12/27/2010 10:08:42 AM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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