As I’ve done for nearly six months, I’m updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning all day, with new items added at the top. All times ET. Contact me at email@example.com. Read about my books The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book, and Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book here and print here.
UPDATE: Here’s the weekend edition of this blog.
8:00 Don’t miss new piece from our pal Raffi Khatchadourian at The New Yorker (who had told he might be doing this). It talks about the attempts to prosecute Assange by trying to prove he had direct contact with Manning or perhaps even helped direct him in his leaking. Khatchadourian has some very important things against prosecuting Assange even IF that happened, but me is his point about his involvement via a mention in the infamous chat logs. Manning tells Lamo that a 10,000 word profile of Assange is about to be published by The New Yorker (written by Raffi) — and there would be no way he would know that unless someone associated with WikiLeaks told him. Khatchadourian wonders if this will get him legally entangled in the case now. But read the whole piece.
7:00 We’ve been keeping an eye on the upcoming PBS Frontline show on Manning and Assange –coming next Tuesday — and now they’ve posted an exclusive video (which they’d mentioned) of a very slight Manning at a Boston hackers party early last year, during his final leave from Iraq and just before he allegedly did his fateful leaking to WikiLeaks. Excerpt from program below. See the Wired write-up here. I’ll be previewing the show on Monday.