NYTimes: Did Assange Flush?Submitted by miket23 on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:03
Included in the NY Times story regarding Assange's asylum is this passage:
"Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who ran WikiLeaks with Mr. Assange until the two had a falling-out in 2010, accused Mr. Assange in a memoir of staying for several months, uninvited, and of abusing his cat.
In an interview with The New York Times in early 2011, Mr. Domscheit-Berg added that Mr. Assange had refused to flush the toilet during his entire stay. Mr. Assange has countered that Mr. Domscheit-Berg, and others who have given personal accounts along these lines, are motivated by malice."
Yes, that's right. In one of the more vulgar displays of hypocrisy and abuse of power from the UK government, the NY Times felt compelled to include in their story the toilet flushing habits of Julian Assange. This had to be signed off by multiple NY Times editors. Are you not "relieved" to know this critical piece of information? Frankly, this is shoddy reporting. We don't even know if this was in reference to flushing #1 or #2. After all, that would have made the story all the more compelling.