By show I meant that people in power always get off, like when Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon or when Obama said in reference to the Bush legacy "We look forward, not backward."
Perhaps a better expression would have been, "This isn't my first rodeo."
Assange likes to overstate things to get publicity for himself. However, he leaks data. His job is more promotion so that people to look at the data more than anything.
He's not dishonest. He just hams things up.