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Is WikiLeaks leaking? Norwegian paper scoops Assange

OSLO — As if there isn’t enough intrigue around Wikileaks and its enigmatic founder, a Norwegian daily that laid hands on the same US classified documents says it has infuriated Julian Assange by playing his own game. Since last December, the daily Aftenposten, the Nordic country’s paper of reference, has…

NY Times dishes on ‘manipulative, volatile’ Assange

WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange resembles a character from a detective novel and is “elusive, manipulative and volatile,” the executive editor of The New York Times says in an upcoming book. “Open Secrets: WikiLeaks, War and American Diplomacy,” a digital book featuring an introduction by Times executive editor Bill…

Murdoch paper’s phone hacking targeted ex-prime minister: reports

LONDON — Britain’s opposition Labour party called Sunday for a fresh police probe into phone-hacking by journalists, amid reports that former prime minister Gordon Brown was among the high-profile figures targeted. Fresh revelations in the scandal over phone hacking at the Rupert Murdoch owned News of the World forced Prime…

‘Disgrace’: Wired editor criticized for withholding Bradley Manning chat logs

Update (12/29/2010): Wired responds to Greenwald’s criticism but still refuses to release the chat logs. Almost two days after Salon’s Glenn Greenwald called for Wired Magazine to release the full chat logs between Pfc. Bradley Manning and Adrian Lamo, the magazine responded with an attack on Greenwald. “Greenwald’s piece is…

Leaks, leaked: Norway publication claims to have complete ‘cablegate’ archive

Over the past few weeks, secrets outlet WikiLeaks has released only a small number of the secret US State Department diplomatic cables it was given, choosing instead to work with partners in the mainstream press to fritter out the stories worth telling. Less than 1 percent of the whole 250,000…

Time editor defends picking Zuckerberg: Assange ‘will be a footnote’

In the eyes of Time magazine’s managing editor, Richard Stengel, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a here-today, gone-tomorrow phenomenon, but Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s success will last the ages. Stengel defended his magazine’s choice of Zuckerberg as 2010′s Person of the Year in an interview with Yahoo’s Michael Calderone. “Assange…

Chomsky, Singer declare support for WikiLeaks’ Assange

Two distinguished scholars and activists, Noam Chomsky and Peter Singer, signed an open letter to the Prime Minister of Australia on Tuesday, urging the government to condemn calls for Australian citizen and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be assassinated. Peter Singer is an Australian philosopher and Professor of Bioethics at…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange invokes Rupert Murdoch in editorial defending leaks

Julian Assange, the founder of the website WikiLeaks, released an editorial in an Australian newspaper just as he was arrested in Britain, in which he passionately defends his release of secret US embassy cables. In a curious twist, Assange invoked media titan Rupert Murdoch in his defense. His editorial was…

National Review editor: Parents of kids in school breakfast programs are criminals

Parents of children who participate in school breakfast programs are “criminally negligent,” says the Washington editor of the conservative National Review. Kate O’Beirne, who also appears as a pundit on MSNBC, made the comment at a Republican strategy session she moderated at the Hudson Institute Friday. “My question is what…

Ex-Newsweek editor: Is right-wing living in ‘a mental institution?’

Correction: Fahreed Zakaria recently left Newsweek and is now with Time. A rumor that a trip by President Barack Obama to India would cost as much per day as US war in Afghanistan recently exploded across the blogosphere, catching the attention of the liberal host of HBO’s “Real Time with…

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