Back again for more, god help me, as the Wiki news and views keep coming. As before, updating at the top with ET stamp. More @gregmitch at Twitter.
8:00 Strong Guardian editorial on weak reaction from many to Wiki revelations.
7:45 TPM leading the way on who is blocking anything WIki—latest is major defense contractor blocking anything with WikiLeaks in URL—such as this blog! Also see amazing screen shot of Daily Beast with references to WikiLeaks in headlines crossed out!
7:00 Lengthy NYT summary of pro and con views vs. Assange, including getting rid of him some way.
6:50 Yes, it’s a Gawker report, but TPM backs it—further word on military blocking or warning soldiers on going to news sites covering WikiLeaks, and more.
6:40 Rep. Ron Paul upholds WikiLeaks, tweeting: "Re: Wikileaks—In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble."
6:15 TPM gets memo of Office of Management and Budget ordering all federal agencies to bar employees from going to WikiLeaks sites. White House confirms. "An administration official confirms that the OMB sent the email, adding that it follows guidance the office made earlier this week telling agencies to review their information security procedures."
5:35 And, on another front, cables show how US used threats, spying etc. to try to get its way at last year’s climate conference in Copenhagen.
5:15 More from the Guardian: "A potential ‘environmental disaster’ was kept secret by the US last year when a large consignment of highly enriched uranium in Libya came close to cracking open and leaking radioactive material into the atmosphere. The incident came after the mercurial Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, suddenly went back on a promise to dispose of the weapons-grade uranium, apparently out of pique at a diplomatic slight received in New York when he was barred from pitching a tent outside the UN."