WikiLeaks' Assange has cables as “insurance”

Threatens to embarrass media mogul Rupert Murdoch

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who leaked sensitive government cables that embarrassed governments around the world, claims he is in possession of documents that could damage Rupert Murdoch, CEO of powerful News Corp. “There are 504 U.S. embassy cables on one broadcasting organization and there are cables on Murdoch and News Corp,” Assange told the New Statesman magazine. He said if something happens to him or his supporters, his “insurance” cables will be released. Murdoch’s right-wing Fox News has been particularly critical of Assange.


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