wisconsinforward said: when half the links on a site are broken, it’s hard to take it seriously…
» SFB says: In their defense, they’re probably getting a lot of attention today and probably underestimated exactly how much they needed to spend on hosting. Standard WordPress installs aren’t well-designed to handle a ton of traffic (get these guys a copy of W3 Total Cache, stat!). When a new site scores a Julian Assange interview, that’s a pretty big get. It’s called the Slashdot effect: See it as a symptom of unexpected popularity, not a symptom of them being rinky-dink. — Ernie @ SFB
And he said: ‘These people were collaborators, informants. They deserve to die.’ And a silence fell around the table.ProducerMatthew just reminded us of this quote, regarding the redaction of the names of informants, from Frontline’s coverage of Wikileaks from a while back. Seems more relevant than usual today.
» In case you were wondering, like us: Assange’s people brought up this witness, Brita Sundberg-Weitman, who had some harsh words about Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny. Those words apparently weren’t enough to sway the judge, who noted that she had no direct knowledge of the case – just commentary on Ny as a person.
Well, that’s one way to win your extradition trial, Julian Assange. In what might be one of the more unlikely legal tactics out there, the WIkileaks founder’s defense team flew in former Swedish appellate court judge Brita Sundberg-Weitman to rip on the prosecutor in the case against Assange. Why? Because Sundberg-Weitman is willing to say in a court of law that prosecutor Marianne Ny has a ”rather biased view against men.” Oh, and there’s more: “She seems to take it for granted that everybody under prosecution is guilty. I think she is so preoccupied with the situation of battered women and raped women that she has lost balance.” Damn. How about them apples? source