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 email@example.com. 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.
3:30 Editor’s Note: Greg Mitchell is now on vacation, but his article on newly-released WikiLeaks diplomatic cables was just posted. Read it here: On Background: From WikiLeaks to WikiHaiti: Now that WikiLeaks is collaborating with media organizations across the globe, a huge trove of previously-unpublished State Department cables are coming to light.
12:20 As I get ready to head out the door (see below), note: my Nation colleague @KGosztola, who has been covering all things WikiLeaks for months, and helping me here, will be doing frequent "blog" type items re: WikiLeaks while I’m gone at: http://wlcentral.org/
10:55 Can hardly believe there is now a tribute site for end of 185-day WikiLeaks blogging streak. Man, they know about me and baseball all too well. Thanks to all. I am outta here about 1 pm, might be some news breaking about then….
7:50 BBC summarizes 2nd day of Irish Leaks.
7:45 Folks, I am off to Paris this afternoon and then on to visit with daughter, husband and new grandson in Nantes. So that will be it for the consecutive day streak for this WikiLeaks blog, ending streak (for now) at 185 days — starting with the run-up to the first cable releases back in late November. Well, it lasted more than three times as long as Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak — and what few know is that the day after Joe D’s streak stopped, he started another long one….So this is not end of the blog but the (first) streak. … Thanks to one of the great contributors to the WikiLeaks (and other) cultural scenes, @ExiledSurfer, for tribute to my streak at left, as I am pictured with Assange (his write-up here). Not sure who is Joe D and who is Lou Gehrig.
7:40 Jacob Appelbaum, often hassled at airports on arrival, gets new "passport," which once belonged to a parrot, in Vienna.