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Ecuador tried to make Julian Assange a diplomat

Jellied Eel Silver badge

Re: It's a weird world...

Yep, it slowed down the identification of the journalists. But not the rest of the group. The 17min version is the edit, the longer was presented without (or less) comment. Then per Wiki-

Assange later acknowledged "Based upon visual evidence, I suspect there probably were AKs and an RPG, but I'm not sure that means anything"

It means there were threats, the helicopter requested permission to engage, was authorised.. and then one of the Reuter's guys sadly poked around cover with something that could have been an RPG. And the rest is several versions of history. By editing and adding the commentary, it selectively represented a perceived reality.. And again that's Assange's problem. Start doing that, and people stop trusting you.

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