As I’ve done for nearly six months, I’m updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning all day, with new items added at the top. All times ET. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read about my books The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book, and Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book here and print here.
UPDATE: Friday’s blog here.
10:00 Read it and weep: PBS ombudsman Michael Getler, who has done some good work in the past, applauds the Frontline doc on WikiLeaks this week, raises few questions, and says he actually got little mail about it, though all of it negative, and reprints some. Says all of this indicates Frontline lived up to its “tough but fair” reputation.
6:25 “Risen” up angry: From Huff Post — Obama Comes for the Journalists
5:30 From The Atlantic: Obama and Whistleblowers: Leak for Me but Not for Thee
2:45 Kevin Gosztola at FDL with commentary and critique of yesterday’s PBS Frontline online chat.
1:00 @WLLegal: “TIME on Obama’s “Manning broke the law” gaffe & Assange’s comments on the Espionage Act & investigative journalism http://bit.ly/mlkYws .”
10:35 Huff Post reporter with good update on what “sources” say about current status of the WikiLeaks grand jury in Virginia– supposedly THREE recent subpoenas now. Also latest on court martial plans.
10:20 In an item here yesterday, I reported Bradley Manning’s father, Brian Manning, in the PBS online chat, denying that protest in the U.S., including by P.J. Crowley, had much to do with his son’s transfer to Leavenworth — it was mainly, or solely, due to pressure from the UK after it emerged that Bradley had UK citizenship. I observed parenthetically that this was “news” to me. Now Naomi Colvin, who directs the influential UK Friends of Bradley Manning sends me an email. Here’s an excerpt worth reading, though it does not prove that the UK pressure was THE prime reason for the move: