Julian Assange has had several offers from US networks to host his own weekly radio show. The WikiLeaks publisher suggested that the show could be broadcast from within the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been detained since he entered on June 19, 2012, claiming diplomatic asylum after being wanted in Sweden for questioning over four alleged sexual offences.
Several US networks suggest I start a weekly radio broadcast/podcast from within the embassy siege. A good idea? Ideas for format, title?
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) May 30, 2017
On Wednesday, Sean Hannity, an American radio and television host, author, and conservative political commentator, offered to let Assange fill in for him on his show. The offer sounds impressive since Hannity claims to broadcast on “over 550 stations” and have a whopping “14-plus million listeners”.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 31, 2017
On May 30, Military financial services organization USAA reinstated its advertising on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program after receiving heavy criticism for its initial decision to pull ads from many of the military members and veterans that it serves. Military financial services organization will also start advertising again on other programs where it suspended ads, including shows on CNN and MSNBC.
Kim Dotcom, a German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur, businessman and musician tweeted to congratulate Hannity.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 30, 2017
Today Hanity tweeted to thank Kim and offered him a guest spot on his radio show.
Thanks Kim. Would you like to fill in as a host on my radio show? Over 550 stations 14 Million listeners. https://t.co/56Fm9owDQs
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 1, 2017
It was reported on May 25th that Hannity had lost at least five different advertisers after he continued to promote a theory about Seth Rich, the Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered in 2016. The theory was that the Clintons ordered Rich’s killing to seek revenge for reportedly leaking Democratic National Committee emails to Wikileaks. His theory contradicts police, who said Rich’s death was the result of a robbery.
Kim supports the same version of events as Hannity. Kim alleges that Panda was Rich’s nickname. Kim claims that Panda contacted him in late 2014 and that they discussed, among other things, “corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics.” In May of 2015 Kim did an interview with Bloomberg in New Zealand. In a statement Kim said, “In that interview I hinted that Julian Assange and Wikileaks would release information about Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.”
Kim suggested Assange call his radio show “PANDA”.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 31, 2017
Kim accepted Hannity’s offer today.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) June 1, 2017
You can vote now on Kim’s Twitter page as to whether you would like to hear him on Hannity’s radio show or not.
Would you like me to host the @seanhannity radio show for a day and talk about deep state crimes against Donald Trump and ALL Americans?
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) June 1, 2017
On May 19, Sweden’s top prosecutor said she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against Assange after almost seven years. The Metropolitan police in London said Assange would face immediate arrest for breaching his bail conditions; a warrant was issued when he failed to attend a magistrates court after entering the embassy.
Donald Trump previously said he ‘loved’ the whistleblowing website but according to the new CIA director Mike Pompeo, Wikileaks is a “hostile intelligence service” helped by Russia. Assange can’t leave the embassy without assurances that he will not face extradition to the US over possible espionage charges.
UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a US extradition warrant for Julian Assange. Focus now moves to UK.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 19, 2017
What do you think about Assange and Kim appearing on Hannity’s radio show? Would you tune in? What should the show be called? What do you think happened to Seth Rich?