As I’ve done for the previous two weeks, god help me, I will be updating news & views on all things WikiLeaks all weekend. All times added at top are ET. For ore follow me at Twitter. Read about my latest book here.
10:15 Assange’s mum in Australia passes along fresh quotes from prison on Monday, keep fighting he says, hits PayPal, Amazon, MasterCard.
7:30 Don Guttenplan at The Nation, who wrote a recent biography of the man, now weighs in with : What would I.F. Stone has thought of WikiLeaks? "I.F. Stone would have loved WikiLeaks. This is, after all, the man who wrote: ‘Nothing makes life more interesting than outwitting censorship.’"
6:00 New from The Guardian: Assange may win bail ruling tomorrow–but could remain held on appeal or via move by Swedes. But a baroness has come to his side.
5:55 Mike Calderone at Yahoo! with typically valuable and well-reported piece on new orgs and the Espionage Act — are they in danger and if not, why not? With latest developments and commenary.
4:10 Assange easily wins TIME’s reader poll for person of the year. Lady Gaga third, then Stewart and Colbert and Beck and so on. The mag’s actual pick coming Wednesday early.
3:40 Jeff Stein at Wash Post notes Assange picking up "influential" legal backers in Jack Goldsmith and Stephen Walt.
3:30 Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic: The Unknown Blogger Who Changed WikiLeaks Coverage. Hint: He focused on Assange’s past.
2:05 Lot of online backlash to Columbia J-School dean (and noted New Yorker, and elsewhere, writer) Nicholas Lemann comments in David Carr’s NYT piece today. Jay Rosen, Jeff Jarvis and others have slammed him. Lemann said: "People from the digital world are always saying we don’t need journalists at all….."