As I’ve done for more than ten 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. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, Read about or order my new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, just updated, in print or as e-book.
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8:50 New video (below) at YouTube collecting rightwingers, mainly on Fox, calling for "assassination of Julian Assange." Set to my man Beethoven’s "Moonlight Sonata" no less.
6:55 Remember the early days of Cablegate when the media focused on Afghan corruption that was even worse than feared? And then pretty much turned the page, with a few notable exceptions? Now check out Dexter Filkins’ piece in new New Yorker, just posted online.
5:15 Here’s a PBS "Religion and Ethics" segment on WikiLeaks, prosecution debate, and so on.
3:30 Spencer Ackerman: U.S. national intel chief Clapper in briefing backs off earlier claim that WIkiLeaks had caused U.S. dire harm. Instead: “The impacts of the WikiLeaks disclosures are still being assessed.” CIA was not on same computer system cables were stolen from.
3:10 As noted earlier, in answer to many requests, you can now order my new and updated The Age of WikiLeaks book for Kindle, iPad, Blackberry, Android, web viewing, for only $4.99. And print version still here. Hailed by Dan Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald and others. The only full account of revelations and controversies going back to last April.
2:00 Mike McCurry is often described by media folk and Democrats as the best and most judicious of recent WH press scretaries (he served under Clinton). Yeah at a joint appearance with Dana Perino in Michigan he not only called the WikiLeaks cables an enormous blow to the U.S. fight against terrorism, also: "I’ve come around on one thing: I don’t believe in capital punishment but I might make an exception," McCurry said, referring to Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. "We’ve paid a grievous price."