As I’ve done for more than seven weeks, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times are ET in USA. Contact me at email@example.com. Information on some of my books here.
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10:30 Paging Julian Assange — need you to leak real reasons for Keith Olbermann’s exit at MSNBC.
8:00 For J. Assange, Beethoven’s "The Ghost."
5:45 Glenn Greenwald’s "tribute" to Joe Lieberman does not, of course, miss Joe’s attempts to shut down or shut off or shut up WikiLeaks and Assange.
4:35 Just out, Universal studio has just made deal with the great Alex Gibney to direct doc on Assange, for HBO. I interviewed Alex recently for The Nation about his current Eliot Spitzer Client 9 film. Gibney, of course, did Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and so many others. He also told me he is nearly finishing one on Ken Kesey.
4:30 Good legal analysis by Paul Ohm on big story yesterday about WikiLeaks maybe in trouble for allegedly "trolling" for "leaks" off computers. Not looks doubtful.
3:49 Playing off news that film producers have optioned the rights to Julian Assange’s forthcoming biography, The Most Dangerous Man in the World, Vanity Fair has a post on other websites that should be movies. One suggestion: eBay. Wait a minute, didn’t we already see that one — when Meg Whitman ran for Senate? They’re encouraging readers to suggest their own ideas in the comments section.
1:30 Two leading writers on WikiLeaks team up, as Andy Greenberg of Forbes interviews Evgeny Morozov about his new book and Wiki stuff.
1:15 Yes, besides fully maintaining this blog, I have in the past seven days written 30,000 words for the book and it’s almost done. Should be ready to ship to you in two weeks.