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8:50 Fascinating story from Romania, on one news outlet scooping another that was about to publish WikiLeaks cables. As this site puts it: "Romania’s publishing of its own Wikileaks revelations has descended into a bitter war between two media outlets, as opposed to a fight with authority on the principles of free access to information…Because the stories came out in a rush, they had no impact on the public consciousness. It was too much to read. Readers had to think about what it meant. The stories did not have any context. It is masterpiece of journalistic incompetence on Romania’s part that the media managed to make Wikileaks boring."
8:45 More controversy in Canada as more cables released today to country’s papers, showing frank U.S. assessments of rival leaders.
5:40 How the U.S. wooed or managed the New Zealand Green Party w/ free junkets and lunches.
4:00 Turns out some of the Gitmo files on prisoners are missing. FireDogLake analysis suggests one is the brother of Omar Khadr & a known CIA informant.
11:45 This seems farfetched but @WikiLeaks tweets: : "White house knew for week that Gitmo Files were being released (NYT told). Chose to release Obama birth cert same time."