Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Duke of Ellingham

Julian Assange was granted bail today by a British judge. The pictures you see below is where he'll be placed under some kind of brutal house arrest. It's called Ellingham Hall, which has its own website.


This is where Julian will winter. It's not quite as large as the estate in Sandringham but it'll have to do.


This is where the poor guy will be taking his meals. Somehow, I get the feeling this isn't a self-serve environment or that he'll be carrying trays to his table.


This isn't the foyer but the mud room where Julian can shake the snow off his riding boots after the fox hunt.


OK, in all seriousness, I almost pity poor Assange if he has to spend a minute in this room, which looked as if it was designed by Professor Plum.


This would be pretty posh if it was the servants' quarters but this is, I shit you not, a rental cottage called "the Hen House."

Ellingham Hall's website says of itself on its index page,
Taking over your very own stately home is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most people. Set in the heart of Northumberland, close to rolling hills and breathtaking coastlines, Ellingham Hall is a country house venue comprising a seventeenth century historic hall ideal for holiday rental, parties, weddings, birthdays or corporate events – a fabulously unique venue for your holiday or special occasion.

Ellingham Hall is a Northumberland country house venue with 12 luxury holiday cottages and is also available as a corporate venue or wedding venue.

So my question is this: We know that Michael Moore and other celebrities are rushing to this guy's aid and scraping together $316,000 to bail him out while Bradley Manning continues rotting away in an 8x8 cell 23 hours a day for months on end.

Who's paying to put up Assange in this posh Northumberland castle?
Update: Apparently, I got the wrong Ellingham Hall, according to a reader in the state government of New Jersey. There are two, apparently, in England. One is in Northumberland and there's another in Norfolk. The Northumberland Ellingham Hall issued an addendum on their website which reads as follows, perhaps as a reaction to my error:
The Wikileaks Founder, Julian Assange, is NOT staying with us at Ellingham Hall, unless he's sneaked in with a wedding party. He is apparently staying at the other Ellingham Hall in Norfolk.

Whilst we would love to host your wedding or corporate event with us, we are not interested in bringing down Governments via Wikileaks, nor any other form of anarchistic behaviour!

Assange is staying at the Norfolk Ellingham Hall, which is just a little less posh, as the satellite view of the estate shows a swimming pool off the west wing and palatial grounds. Plus, I hardly think that putting up Assange under court order can be construed as being "interested in bringing down Governments."

6 Comments:

At December 17, 2010 at 8:33 AM, Anonymous Steven in Tokyo said...

I think it might be someone who supports him. Probably not someone who doesn't. Pretty obvious, I would say. What it has to do with Bradley Manning is not as clear to me as you seem to imply.

 
At December 17, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Steve:

Then I guess you haven't been paying attention to what I've been writing about Assange, lately. I just think it's audacious that Assange is on the cover of all these magazines, being nominated for Time's Person of the Year, getting bailed out by celebrities and now being out up in a posh resort when Bradley Manning, the kid who really did risk, and lose, it all, the one who gave Wikileaks all that source material, is rotting away in a tiny cell in Quantico with hardly anyone even remembering he exists. Without Manning, Wikileaks would've been doing shitty little scoops.

As far as I'm concerned, Assange didn't do shit but hit the enter key, and by proxy, at that, and I'm not even sure he qualifies as a fucking journalist.

 
At December 17, 2010 at 5:31 PM, Anonymous Steven in Tokyo said...

I have been paying attention, and I believe you've got it wrong. Let's leave it at that. I'm not interested in an argument, and you are entitled to your opinion. And I am free not to read or blog or support you any more.

 
At December 17, 2010 at 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I understand it, Julian Assange had better concern himself with Manning's conditions of imprisonment. Manning's mental health is deteriorating (and who's wouldn't) and he will be ready to testify to anything against Manning, and believe it, too, by the time they are done with him.
But what can Assange do about Manning's torture?
No one is going to help Manning. Americans seem determined to screw themselves really good, and laugh all the way. Manning committed the capitle crime of getting in the way of that, and possibly may be guilty of trying to get people to think. There is no pardon or parole for that.

 
At December 17, 2010 at 6:47 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Fine.

And you were never "supporting" me.

 
At December 18, 2010 at 12:14 AM, Blogger Stan B. said...

http://www.freebradley.org/english.html

 

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