As I’ve done for the previous three weeks and more , 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.
10:50 BBC: Cuba to publish WikiLeak cables relating to Cuba, said to be over 2000, with only 62 appearing so far. "It says the documents prove links between Cuba’s "so-called internal dissidence" and the US government. They also reveal the continuing "terrorist actions" against Cuba from the US, as well as "complicity" between the CIA and Cuban exile groups, it says"
8:50 Dramatic shift: Guardian has now gone two full days with no new Wiki cable stories. Odd that it would go from 6 to zero overnight. Just Christmas slowdown, or another reason? And, of course, NYT has only covered new cables twice in past two weeks.
8:40 McClatchy: Military opens full probe into how Manning allegedly stole files — those this headline leaves out the "allegedly." Going GaGa.
6:40 MSNBC interview today with David House, the friend of Bradley Manning who has visited him several times and wrote him for FDL. House calls him an "ethical giant" and says they have not talked at all about case or Assange. And now Glenn Greenwald tweets: "It still amazes me that both Wired and The Washington Post – ‘news outlets’ – have the full Manning / Lamo chats but won’t publish them."
6:10 It seems Moe Tkacik wrote a story on the Assange sex case last night for the Washington City Paper without overseer editing, it named the two women in the case, was taken down and redacted, then put back up with an editor’s note. Now here’s Fishbowl DC withanother note noting that the names are all over the web — and then a choice of reading the original story on the edited one!
5:50: Not based on a WikiLeak but check out giant story inspired by hard journalism pushing for (redacted) docs from NYT on U.S. okaying companies selling goods to countries that allegedly back terrorism.
5:15 AP picks its top 10 stories of the year. WikiLeaks only #9, below the Chilean Miners. But look at what’s #10: Afghanistan.