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Normally we present at least a couple of dozen wide-ranging items, plus a music video and "today’s laff" video but today will break the mold. For one thing, I took time out for Democracy Now! this morning, talking about the WikiLeaks release.
But I had planned a special WikiLeaks Day 2 anyway. After all, my live blog of the Sunday release drew massive traffic. So I will do some more of that. For today, here is the link to all of Sunday’s coverage, and below some of the latest developments.
6:30 Jack Shafer at Slate : Hillary Clinton must quit after these WikiLeaks.
5:45 Before leaving yesterday’s release, take a look at probing by FAIR’s Peter Hart on an issue I raised: the NYT focus on North Korea selling those missiles to Iran is largely based on ONE new cable, it seems, and there is reason to be skeptical.
5:40 Oh, boo-hoo: hawkish on national security Wash Post wonders why Wikileaks has frozen it out of its doc dumps. Mike Calderone talks to the editor here.
5:30 Marc Ambinder with an excellent look at exactly HOW one man, presumably Bradley Manning, may have been able to leak so much on his own.
4:45 NYT yesterday previewed cables on U.S. "shopping" Gitmo prisoners around to other countries but just now comes out with full report.
4:40 Day 2 of WikiLeaks release coverage emerges at NYT — again Times plays up North Korea. So does The Guardian, with claim that China is ready to abandon spoiled child.