As I’ve done for the previous five weeks, I will be updating news & views on all things WikiLeaks over the three-day weekend, with new items added at the top. All times are ET. For more follow me at Twitter. Read about my latest book here.
** SUNDAY **
UPDATE Here is Monday’s edition of this live-blog.
11:00 New NYT piece on how Bank of America is preparing for the rumored massive WikiLeaks release, which hoping that Assange is only "bluffing." A team "of 15 to 20 top Bank of America officials, led by the chief risk officer, Bruce R. Thompson, has been overseeing a broad internal investigation — scouring thousands of documents in the event that they become public, reviewing every case where a computer has gone missing and hunting for any sign that its systems might have been compromised." And much more.
10:10 Not, strictly speaking, WikiLeaks but my new Nation piece on upcoming film about guy who would have surely had an interesting take on it: folk singer / political activist (and my onetime friend) Phil Ochs.
9:30 Jeremy Scahill tweets: "Wikileaks releases oft-discussed April Glaspie cable from Iraq in 1990 before Kuwait invasion."
8:20 On Fox, Judy Miller calls Assange a "bad journalist" and he didn’t "verify" his sources. However, current scorecard reads: Miller helped kill hundreds of thousands, Assange zero.
7:15 WikiLeaks cable releases, mapped via Google by embassy of origin. But does not show you if a Quiznos nearby.
6:50 NYT finally back in business in the WikiLeaks cable game, with major report, making use of hundreds of cables detailing use of diplomats as "sales" agents more than previously thought, centering on jet rivalrty, Boeing vs. Airbus. Hints of corruption and bribes. "It is not surprising that the United States helps American companies doing business abroad, given that each sale is worth thousands of jobs and that their foreign competitors do the same. But like the other WikiLeaks cables, these offer a remarkably detailed look at what had previously been only glimpsed — in this case, the sales war between American diplomats and their European counterparts"