As I’ve done for more than nine weeks now, 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: From Collateral Murder to Cablegate," here.
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9:40 Andy Greenberg of Forbes on that CBS poll we noted earlier with 42% saying they didn’t really know what the hell WikiLeaks is. Also notes the online CBS poll finds 70% approving of Wikileaks where only 9% felt that way in scientific poll. He also reviews "60 Minutes" — which likely boosted WikiLeaks approval ratings.
8:10 In "overtime" segment, CBS posts video on interviewing Assange — Kroft much more favorable than in interview and even says flatly that, yes, he does feel Assange IS a journalist and IS a publisher. Says stereotypes about Assange mainly false. Interviewed for six hours, disrupted by having to go to police station. Many more extras here.
7:45 Plus: "60 Minutes" needs to correct error– Assange did NOT decide to share cables with NYT — the Guardian did against his wishes.
7:40 Feeble "60 Minutes" effort by Steve Kroft–among other things, acted like the media also publishes classified info all the time. Assange hit several questions out of the park, and likely encouraging more leaks and money to WikiLeaks. This seems to be consensus on Twitter from people who have followed this issue closely.
6:10 @WikiLeaks feed hits The Guardian for extract from book: "Guardian names Manning as source. Sarah Tisdall mark 2. The slimiest media organization in the UK…. It should be noted, that as far as we know, neither we, nor the Guardian have any inside knowledge as to who the sources are." David Leigh of The Guardian fires right back: "All the #guardian book says abt bradley manning is already in public domain. Of course we don’t name a ‘source’. Why Lie, Julian?" And;" You won’t go to heaven if you lie about the #Guardian book. You’ll go somewhere else."