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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on some of my books here.
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11:30 Wonder how Fox News would cover State Dept ripping Assange but now promoting that film about Daniel Ellsberg. Here’s your answer. Fox host and guest agree they nearly fell out of their chairs when they heard that. They also compare Ellsberg to Manning, call him a "traitor" and introduce several factual error.
8:45 About 150 protested prison conditions for Bradley Manning today right at Quanitco.
8:40 A new, "comprehensive," Cablegate browser here.
7:10 Provincial U.S. reporters and editors who have charged, from the beginning, that the cables have little true news, let alone historic, value have been embarrassed time and time again, even as outlets, like The New York Times, quickly move away from publishing or even reporting on the cables. Here, as just one of 100 examples from past couple weeks, is something just now from Korea: "A US diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks over the weekend says North Korea has likely received 2-and-a-half million US dollars for weapons sold to Iran through the Seoul branch of Iran’s Bank Mellat. According to the cable, Iran’s Hong Kong Electronics transferred the money to the bank in November 2007."
5:50 News from BBC: "The chief executive of one of Germany’s leading space companies has lost his job because of the Wikileaks saga. OHB Systems’ Berry Smutny was reported in a cable to have told US diplomats that Europe’s Galileo satellite-navigation project was a ‘stupid idea.’ OHB, based in Bremen, is part of the consortium that will build Galileo’s first 14 operational spacecraft. Although Mr Smutny has denied the cable’s contents, OHB’s board has decided to remove him from his post."
5:25 Late last night I linked to fun web contest to design, then select, Assange’s next hair style. You can now see the winner at upper left on that page. A reader has emailed this comment to me: "I guess it’s no big deal, but I noticed with Google image search that the original image is shown to be a painting of Louis XVI of France, who got beheaded in 1793." That’s Louis the King at left here.