As I’ve done for more than fourteen 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Read about or order my new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, updated to early February, in print or an e-book.
UPDATE: Here’s the Monday edition of this blog.
10:30 The promised “Black Monday” leaks by an Anonymous operation almost here, the main Twitter feed seems to be @OperationLeakS. Tweets from the past few minutes: “Soon i will drop a link to where the emails will be shortly” and “Ex-Bank of America Employee can Prove Mortgage Fraud” and “I Got a email from a person claiming he worked at BoA and was demoted then fired after telling a SVP he seen something wrong in the system” and “Balboa Insurance/Countrywide knowingly hiding foreclosure info from federal auditors during the federal takeovers of IndyMac Federal” and
10:20 Marcy Wheeler’s take on the PJ Crowley firing over Manning quote includes Obama “comedy” for the Gridiron Dinner, his shout-out to Fire Dog Lake AND boingboing, plus Ozzy Osbourne asks Crowley, “Was it polemically sent / I wanna know what you meant.”
8:35 My pal, Will Bunch of the Philly Daily News and Media Matters (and author of fine recent books on Reagan and the new right), on Obama’s treatment of Manning.
7:17 I mentioned this earlier and now distrubing video and long summary and commentary is up at Al Jazeera site — interview with Adrian Lamo, hacker who turned in Bradley Manning. Now wears cap with “Snitch” written on front and more. See if you think he’d be a credible witness in court, or not. “Lamo’s conclusion is that whistle blowing should be done in a responsible manner, through legal paperwork. This seems very contradictory for someone who once hacked websites only to get publicity.”