As I’ve done for more than twelve 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, Read about or order my new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, just updated, in print or as e-book.

UPDATE:  Here’s the Tuesday edition of this blog.

7:40  Love this: someone finally links WikiLeaks to my fave modern writer Graham Greene.  It’s at Foreign Policy site.   "Revenge of the Quiet American."

7:35  WikiLeaks just tweeted link to new t-shirt designs at its online store.   Includes a "typographical Assange" and a WTF– WikiLeaks Task Force."

7:30  Fouad Ajami, who long ago was wise man, peddles embarrassing "everyone knew everything in WikiLeaks cables" nonsense here.

6:30  Jonathan Bernstein at The New Republic on WikiLeaks, "Curveball," and what do insiders really know, anyway? 

4:10  Glenn Greenwald rips NYT for its "shameless" hiding of CIA alleged killer Davis at request of White House (see below), especially in light of Keller statements vs. Assange.   Times called him a "diplomat" while knowing it was a lie, he points out.   "With some noble exceptions, loyally serving government dictates is, like so many American establishment media outlets, what they do; it’s their function:  hence the name ‘establishment media.’"

3:45  Major new Wash Post piece by the veteran Walter Pincus on what cables show about U.S. and Bahrain.  For one thing: "The cables released Wikileaks also show that U.S. military, intelligence and diplomatic relationships with Bahrain run much deeper than just the presence of the Fifth Fleet headquarters and the Naval Support Activity facility, which also serves as home for other American units."

2:15  The AP also (like NYT and Wash Post) covered up story of American alleged killer in Pakistan as CIA operative.   "The Associated Press learned about Davis working for the CIA last month, immediately after the shootings, but withheld publication of the information because it could endanger his life while he was jailed overseas, with at least some protesters there calling for his execution as a spy. The AP had intended to report Davis’ CIA employment after he was out of harm’s way, but the story was broken Sunday by The Guardian. The CIA asked The AP and several other U.S. media outlets to hold their stories as the U.S. tried to improve Davis’ security situation.”

2:10  We noted below WL Central post on what cables show about one of Gaddafi’s sons, now the  Guardian with much more on the cables and other members of family. Sample:  "Third-eldest son. ‘Notoriously ill-behaved Sa’adi has a troubled past, including scuffles with police in Europe (especially Italy), abuse of drugs and alcohol, excessive partying, travel abroad in contravention of his father’s wishes.’"

1:15  NYT, at request of U.S., held story on American accused of murder in Pakistan (Obama has sought his release) actually being CIA.   Today it goes with story — but only after Guardian (as we’ve noted) scooped it and White House gave NYT okay.   Wash Post did much the same.  NYT story suggests Pakistan knew he was CIA all along.

12:55 You never know where these stories are going to come from.  Here’s report in the Budapest Times on local appearance in Hungary  by a chief counsel and VP for New York Times, talking about legal dealings on working with Wikileaks last year.

12:05  My Nation colleague Kevin Gosztola with an interesting comparison of address by Gaddafi’s son compared to how he is portrayed in Wikileaks cables.

11:30  Preview of Parker-Spitzer tonight via “exclusive” on CNN blog with WikiLeaks a player: “It’s the kind of southern California town made for daydreaming: Quiet streets and sunny skies, a place where tranquillity seems rarely to be disturbed. But according to police here, as well as classified US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks, the Los Angeles suburb was the scene of an international assassination plot. The scheme involved would-be killers hiding out in a low-budget motel and an elaborate plan that, at first, involved shooting the victim, but later centered on running him over with a van, police documents disclose.”

11:20    Just launched, one-day sale on print edition of my "The Age of WikiLeaks" book, now just $9.95, while $4.99 for e-book.  You can get to both here.

10:10  Assange’s publisher in Edinburgh, Canongate, seems to be claiming it will publish his memoir on April 7.

9:00  Nick Kristof tweets: “It looks as if Qaddafi’s time may be running out, thank God! Amazing what those Tunisians started.” Now, isn’t it amazing that more than a month ago, when the region-wide revolt had not spread widely, so many mainstream reporters and commentators were giving the WikiLeaks cables on Tunisia a good deal of credit for helping to fuel, if not spark, the Tunisia revolt, but you hear so little of that now. Yes, there was always a debate over how big a role the cables did play in Tunisia, but most agreed it ranged from “some” to “a lot.” Cables on Yemen also got credit for helping fuel protest there.

But when Egypt boiled over—taking dirrect inspiration from Tunisia—you heard less credit for WikiLeaks, even though Tunisia (with some help from the cables) had paved the way. And then Wikileaks released damaging cables on torture and corruption in Egypt which, at the minimum, influenced media coverage of the regime there and helped destroy Suleiman’s chance to take over. Certainly the people of Egypt deserve all the credit. But now what started in Tunisia, with some help from WikiLeaks, has led to an inflamed Libya, Bahrain, Morocco and more. I’m not arguing for giving WikiLeaks undue credit as a player in all of this, but the mainstream media, which has largely turned on WIkiLeaks on its editorial and op-ed pages—even while citing new cable scoops on their front pages—needs to reassess its current one-eye-blind view.

8:10  Anonymous now says it is not about to hack attack wacky Westboro Baptist Church—claims church created idea of attack to exploit. “You thought you could play with Anonymous. You observed our rising notoriety and thought you would exploit our paradigm for your own gain,” said the group in a press release. Westboro had asked Anonymous to “bring it.”

8:00  Norway joined NATO in suppressing news of civilian deaths in Afghanistan.

7:50  ComputerWorld: WikiLeaks and “letting the cat out of the bag.” No, not that cat. PCWorld: Lessons learned thanks to HBGary and Anonymous.

12:00 Israel and Chile cooperated to spy on Iran, WikiLeaks cables reveal… Al Jazeerra English live-blog on Libya…

Late Sunday

Raffi Khatchadourian tweets: A very sad and moving #WikiLeaks cable on crushing poverty in #Armenia titled, ‘A prostitute’s story.’ .”

@WikiLeaks tweets: “US Ambassador to UK on Assange. Listen very closely .”

Remember Gaddafi’s buxom nurse? More from former Ambassador Carne Ross: ” As #Libya revolts, am reminded of trivial reporting by many of #Gadhafi’s foibles from #wikileaks cables; btw the Libya cables are remarkable.”

Hail, Colombia: Colombian paper gets 16,000 WIkiLeaks cables.

Great piece in Norway paper Aftenposten—interview with US ambassador hitting paper for publishing WikiLeaks docs. See English translation (a little rough) here. He hits them for running “stolen” documents and for not being transparent about how they got them. Says, like the paper, US wants to protect secrets.

New target for Anonymous hacking? The truly offensive and nutty Westboro Baptist Church. Read full report here.

Interview with Alan Dershowitz in new Der Spiegel. According to @Holger_stark, “The trial against #Assange is “‘the Pentagon-papers-case of the 21st century’, Dershowitz says.” Also: “Assange is the modern version of a journalist.” Here’s link to article in German.

The Guardian with scoop, and as Glenn Greenwald puts it: “The ‘diplomat’ whose release the US is demanding after he killed 2 Pakistanis is, in fact, a CIA agent: what a shock.”

Former ambassador Carne Ross tweets: “Suspect McCain & Lieberman now regret calling themselves Libya’s ‘good friends’ to Qadhafi, cable: .” Also in that cable the two senators expressing “the strongest spirit of friendship and respect.”