We’ve seen some pretty outlandish headlines during this presidential election. So by those standards, “Rumors swirl that Pamela Anderson poisoned Julian Assange with vegan meal from Pret,” seems par for the course. Granted, the headline from the Daily Mail isn’t inaccurate – they were just rumors – but still, political intrigue isn’t what it used to be.
The whole mess started Saturday, when former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson met with WikiLeak’s Julian Assange, bringing him a vegan meal as a snack: A story somehow deemed newsworthy in itself. I’m guessing it’s not particularly fun to be in your fifth year of hiding out in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London as Assange currently is, camped out to avoid facing charges in Sweden, but I didn’t realize things were so bad it was a big story every time someone brought him a sandwich.
The meeting supposedly went well, but not long after, the official WikiLeaks Twitter account began sending out some very bizarre messages: