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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:33 AM

Police officer slams TV portrayal of Assange

October 9, 2012 - 10:23PM
Karl Quinn

... Mr Day claimed the attack on the US military database Milnet a major plot point in the critically acclaimed telemovie that screened on Ten on Sunday night never happened, and added that had Julian Assange really been on the trail of evidence that the US had deliberately targeted civilians in Operation Desert Storm his team would have known about it.

"The facts are that the AFP found no evidence of any such event," Mr Day, who left the force 12 years ago, told The Age. "We had intercepts on his telephone lines so we captured everything he did on his computer. We also captured all his verbal communications on the telephone. On top of this we gathered all of the evidence from his house" ...

"Assange was not prosecuted for breaking into any Milnet system that contained information on military targets as there was no evidence that it occurred and we had a lot of evidence," Mr Day said ...

Another title card at the end notes that in 2010 Wikileaks "released the Afghan and Iraq War Logs, over half a million field reports and communications by the US Military. It was uncannily similar to the material <Assange had> first seen as a teenager 20 years before" ...


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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:37 AM

1. ... Although the telemovie - hailed as Channel 10's 2012 "white knight" by critics

following the network's recent string of flops - was inspired by the 1997 book Underground, which followed the crimes of an elite group of hackers in which only one chapter was devoted to Julian Assange and little could be uncovered about his formative years.

Writer-director Robert Connolly said in an interview earlier this month his film was a "hypothesised" look at what the WikiLeaks rogue was like as a teenager ...

"Because only a small amount of the book was about (Assange) we just had to use that as the facts and fill the drama around it ...

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