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8:45 After success of that funding drive (small donations) for a WikiLeaks billboard in L.A., now similar effort for Chicago.
6:50 WikiLeaks watchers have been pushing Bob Woodward, who has been very quiet on this, to say more about WikiLeaks — given the many classified leaks he has published — and now he has, via an appearance at Poynter. He sort of questions what the big deal is, while also praising the NYT and not Assange: "I think some of that information is important, but it’s oversold. It’s not a deep revelation about high-level decision making, but it’s got some good stuff in it. … To The New York Times’ credit, I think they persuaded WikiLeaks to not just dump everything out but to vet it and see if it was going to do damage, get people killed …” See other quotes related to modern day reporting, the Web, anonymity, more.
6:00 More cables released with connection to nuclear disaster, this time covered by ABC News. "Months after a senior Japanese International Atomic Energy Agency official urged better safety procedures at nuclear plants around the world to ‘avoid another Chernobyl,’ another IAEA official said that earthquakes presented a ‘serious problem’ to nuclear plant safety, according to a recently released U.S. State Department cable…..Other leaked U.S. State Department documents, published by the website WikiLeaks, show the U.S. had little confidence in Taniguchi, who was at the time the head of the IAEA’s Department of Nuclear Safety and Security. "