As I’ve done for more than 13 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, just updated to early February, in print or an e-book.
UPDATE: The Wednesday edition of this blog.
11:05 Glenn Greenwald on the Assange / Private Eye case. Hits magazine’s reporting — and NYT‘s coverage of it. As he points out, the NYT original headline remains: "Assange Complains of Jewish Smear Campaign." Even though he denies he said that and, more important, the accuser has no corroboration whatsoever.
10:55 Bradley Manning’s lawyer with update, though not much change: says client still in "maximum" confinement and on "injury watch." And here he says he doesn’t expect Article 32 case to begin until May or June.
5:45 James Ball, ex-WikiLeaker, now with the Guardian tweets about the WikiLeaks statement on Shamir (see below): "The #Wikileaks statement on Israel Shamir (http://tl.gd/92ichb) is categorically untrue. I speak from firsthand experience."
5:30 AOL lumps Assange with Charlie Sheen and Galliano in new feature: "Who’s Really Anti-Semitic?" It opens with: "When did anti-Semitism become fashionable again?" Recounts Private Eye quotes without Assange response. (h/t Kevin Gosztola)
5:25 Guardian editor, Alan Rusbridger, following up on Private Eye controversy and items below, tweets: "Big day. Coming to terms with revelation that I am Jewish. And have a sister."
4:25 As we know, claims about Assange’s link to the controversial Israel Shamir set off the chain of events culminating in today’s back-and-forth regarding a sensational Private Eye story — see items below. Now WikiLeaks has released what it is a statement re: Shamir that Private Eye did not run. An excerpt: "It is false that Shamir is ‘an Assange intimate’. He interviewed Assange (on behalf of Russian media), as have many journalists. He took a photo at that time and has only met with WikiLeaks staff (including Assange) twice. It is false that ‘he was trusted with selecting the 250,000 US State Department cables for the Russian media’ or that he has had access to such at any time."