Monday, June 29, 2009

Army case leaks to Daily Mail but stays secret

The Mail has repeated a story from the Sunday Mirror.

Where could the leak come from? Is it possible the army would want these views to be known? A report exists but will not be published. Apparently it has been decided that all documents will remain secret.

What is strange is that this follows the discussion on how secret the hearings should be. So nothing is final.

Monday, June 22, 2009

OhmyNews story now published

Links here

Includes a brief section on the Al Jazeera memo. why was there a prosecution under the Official Secrets Act in this case but no move on the publication of the Manning memo. Would this change if UK media showed a bit more interest?

Manning Memo story for OhmyNews

I have sent in a story for OhmyNews, not yet published as of Monday morning. i hope it will be edited ahead of the Wednesday debate in UK parliament.

My claim at a news angle is that the Observer has published the story. A memo of a conversation including Bush and Blair seems to show that the facts were shifted to fit a decision already made to start a war. This is what many people think already but not the sort of thing within the scope of the enquiry recently announced by Brown.

So far a Google search finds only a blog as a follow up from Sunday print publication. David Swanson is kind enough to say that this is another sign of the UK being a few steps ahead of on news. However, according to the Wikipedia the New York Times reported this memo in 2006. So the publication in one UK newspaper three years later is not exactly rushing things.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Very Bad News

Apologies for not updating this for a while. It is never good to relax or so it seems.

The Froomkin blog is about to be terminated. Too many people like me assuming that all is not too disturbing.

Hope something else happens.

Nothing against the current President, but should all critique just come to an end on trust? Confidence levels in the official White house journalists? Well what do you think?