A new blog with frequent updates. Items and links will be added below, with the latest at the top, à la my long-running WikiLeaks News & Views blog—which, by the way, continues. My Nation associate Kevin Donohoe is helping out mightily with links, as is Barbara Bedway. Speaking of scandal, my new book Atomic Cover-Up just out , in print and as e-book.
UPDATE: The Monday edition of this blog.
* SUNDAY *
10:45 Another pal, David Carr of NYT, rips Murdoch in tomorrow’s column, buying his way out of past legal issues, and more. He “has used blunt force spending to skate past judgment, agreeing to payments to settle legal cases and, undoubtedly more important, silence its critics.”
9:00 Our pal WLLegal tweets: “In outrageous Op-Ed defending Murdoch, WSJ says Guardian can’t criticize journalism standards bc they publish WikiLeaks on.wsj.com/nYbqSx.” But: “Here are some of many WSJ foreign policy stories citing WL cables: on.wsj.com/ooiYBL on.wsj.com/qrb4Lk on.wsj.com/pu0oBG.”
3:40 Think Progress notes that despite covering the phone hacking scandal 107 times in the past month, CNN has neglected to mention primetime host Piers Morgan (former NOTW and more) connection to the scandal.
3:05 Scotland Yard Chief Sir Paul Stephenson has resigned. In a press conference he said his position was “in danger of being eclipsed by the ongoing debate by senior officers and the media. And this can never be right.… I had no knowledge of, or involvement in, the original investigation into phone hacking in 2006 that successfully led to the conviction and imprisonment of two men. I had no reason to believe this was anything other than a successful investigation. I was unaware that there were any other documents in our possession of the nature that have now emerged.”
12:45 Amidst revelations that the Met employed the NOTW’s deputy editor to advise on PR, Home Secretary Theresa May will outline “concerns” to MPs over the relationship between News International and police Monday.