As I’ve done for the previous 12 days, god help me, I will be updating news & views on all things WikiLeaks all day. All times added at top are ET. For more follow me at Twitter. Read about my latest book here.
UPDATE: Here’s my weekend edition.
10:15 Jessica Valenti in Wash Post on the dismissive coverage of the Assange sex charges—and what it reveals about US rape attitudes as well.
6:30 WikiLeaks should send its 249,000 unpublished cables to Bernie Sanders for him to read during his epic filibuster, he could vet them as he goes along. Bernie now trending #1 and #2 at Twitter.
6:15 McClatchy’s Nancy Youssef: Tying Assange to Manning won’t be easy.
5:00 NiemanLab with good end-of-week summary of the WIki and journo issues raised in past days, with dozens of key links.
4:25 Stephen Walt at Foreign Policy: Hey, why not arrest Bob Woodward, then? “I keep seeing the double-standards multiplying. Given how frequently government officials leak classified information in order to make themselves look good, box in their bureaucratic rivals, or tie the President’s hands, it seems a little disingenuous of them to be so upset by Assange’s activities.”
4:20 Ace blogger Digby hits media attempts to scare-monger WikiLeaks claims to have documents possibly showing corruption at a major bank —painting this as possibly “bringing down” the bank and wrecking people’s savings.
3:30 Provocative Amy Davidson piece at The New Yorker on WIki, Anonymous, and how news outlets running cables not much different from Wiki—and, also, not wrong. “But back to the counterattacks. Are those entirely disreputable? I suppose (and I am speaking only for myself here) that if one is honest about one’s own interests, it is good to know that if the government ever put pressure on private companies to stop The New Yorker from publishing classified information—as we have before, and I hope will again—that complying won’t seem, to those companies, to be the convenient and expedient route. They would worry about the response…”
3:10 After another one-day pause, NYT just returned to the Wiki cable fray with story on how US aided China on Myanmar.