Don't Watch Wikileaks Movie, Watch Ron Paul, Says Ron Paul Channel Promo

The former lawmaker interviewed Julian Assange in August.

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Former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks at George Washington University on March 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
The Ron Paul Channel is using the Julian Assange biopic "The Fifth Estate" as an opportunity to advertise the interview by the former Texas congressman, above, with the WikiLeaks founder.

 The folks over at the Ron Paul Channel are using the Wikileaks movie, "The Fifth Estate," to their advantage, telling fans of the former Texas lawmaker and 2012 GOP presidential candidate to tune into his interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, instead of taking in those "wikilies" spouted by actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

"Instead of spending your hard-earned $20 to watch a pack of lies in a crowded movie theater, hear the truth directly from Julian in our exclusive three-part interview on the Ron Paul Channel," said an email sent out to supporters Tuesday morning.

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Paul launched his channel back in August and interviewed Assange the same month, but users must pay $9.95 a month for full access.

As for the movie, Assange has been vocal about his portrayal in Hollywood, even going as far as writing to Cumberbatch and suggesting that the British actor ditch the role. "I believe that you should reconsider your involvement in this enterprise," Assange wrote in a letter posted to Wikileaks.

Cumberbatch, in return, said that his "Cumberbitches" would come out and support him in this endeavor. However, "The Fifth Estate," which came out last weekend, had the worst box office debut of the year for a film that opened in at least 1,500 theaters, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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