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UPDATE: Here’s Thursday’s edition of this.
11:55 Michael Moore finally writes up that Wiki cable showing U.S. trying to kill screening of "Fahhrenheit 911" in New Zealand. As if Bush admin had nothing better to do.
11:35 For a good laugh, check out John Burns of NYT in article just posted trying to explain why he must be the first reporter in the world that Assange has refused to speak with at or from the manor this week — well, you know, he has turned off or changed numbers on his cellphone, padlocked the gates, and so forth. This is the best part: "Telephones there go unanswered, and the hall’s Web site for weddings and shooting parties, during which the public is charged $40 to shoot a pheasant, has been taken off-line." Of course, it was a Burns profile of Assange a few months back, perceived by the subject as a hatchet job, that reportedly led WikiLeaks to not give NYT its latest batch of cables, causing the paper to have to get them via The Guardian.
10:40 Strong United Nations statement on Wikileaks. Read whole thing but, for example, it notes fundamental right to information held by public officials with only narrow exceptions, plus journalist and whistleblower protection. .
10:35 Fox News: U.S. military says it has nothing to fear from promised UN probe of its "professional" handling of Bradley Manning.
9:30 Getting a lot of attention tonight: Assange interview with Al Jazeera, focusing on why so few cables so far have related to Israel, the media handling (or non-handling) of them so far, and what can be expected in the Israel-related cables in coming months.
7:35 Katha Pollitt in The Nation: "The heroic Sady Doyle, a blogger at Tiger Beatdown, gets lots of credit for starting a Twitter campaign that forced Moore and Olbermann to—sort of—back off their sexist chortling. But it’s too late: the ‘revelations’ that Sweden has laws against condomless sex and that Ardin is a CIA ‘honeytrap’ are all over the left blogosphere. And it isn’t just men who are spreading it."