Julian Assange says he has loads of cables on Rupert Murdoch and Murdoch's News Corporation that will be automatically released if he meets an early demise. It's nice to see that the Wikileaks founder hasn't lost his melodramatic touch.

Assange says he's sitting on "insurance files" about Murdoch — State Department cables about the mogul and his company, plus, Assange seems to imply, dirt on a specific broadcaster (Fox News?): "There are 504 US embassy cables on one broadcasting organisation and there are cables on Murdoch and News Corp," he tells the New Statesman.

He calls the cables "insurance files" because they'll be released if something happens to him or to Wikileaks. Or if no one else releases them first.

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