As I’ve done for the previous five 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. For more follow me on Twitter. Read about my latest book on wild, immensely influential election campaign here.
UPDATE: Here’s Thursday’s blog.
11:15 Andrew Sullivan’s take on that new cable on Israel wanting to keep Gaza “on the brink.”
7:25 Another victory in this fight: Guardian tonight corrected its claim that WIkiLeaks itself had published 250,000 cables. Who’s next?
7:20 Fast Company asks key question: In the new post-Cablegate fed crackdown on “suspicious” employees is it asking staffers “to be spies”? And: “….the sections on preventing unauthorized employee disclosures and personnel security seem designed more for the CIA and NSA than, perhaps, the Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Department of Education.”
7:10 Irish Times: new cable spotlights strange case of slain Irish mercenary in… Bolivia.
5:35 Boston Phoenix: Beyond Espionage: 4 Ways U.S. can prosecute Assange.
4:45 Boing Boing with fun takeoff (see left) on Bieber beating out Assange for cover of Vanity Fair.
4:35 When U.S. military blocked access to WikiLeaks material in December, one aspect got too little attention: The newspaper Star & Stripes was covered by the ban. It’s ombudsman wrote a column about it, feeling that the paper had not been open enough with its readers about the restraints. It got spiked and he feared that he’d lost the key ombud ability to freely critique the paper. Now, he reviews the action and how he declared and apparently won his “independence.”
4:25 At Counterpunch, Israel Shamir, who is connected to, or accredited by (or something), the folks at WikiLeaks, blasts Guardian, getting headstart on Vanity Fair piece coming at midnight tonite.