Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Julian Assange Acts in YouTube Rap News Mocking the U.S. Invasion of Iraq

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange began to fight back again. This time he is not relying on a large number of confidential documents. According to UK news site MailOnline.com, the YouTube video 'RAP NEWS 5: News World Order - the war on journalism (ft. Julian Assange)' has been an Internet hit. The video mocks America Invasion of Iraq through the way of 'Rap News', and criticizes the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisoner abuse scandal. Strikingly, Assange himself also acts in the video.

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The video length is 6 minutes, with a lot of jokes. All lines are read out by rap music. It's the work of University researcher Giordano Nanni, 32 years old, from Melbourne, and 30 years old English teacher Hugo Farrant. The 'Rap News' they created is quite well known in Australia. The site mainly uses rap to express views on news events. They often post parody videos which make fun of Western politicians. Celebrities which have been ridiculed by the site including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

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