Dear journalists of the world,
I’m not a regular Wikileaks staff person, never was. Don’t have the stomach for it. I have done work for Wikileaks, last when I helped produce the Iraqi helicopter video in late March, early April. Raffi Khatchadourian of The New Yorker has done a piece on what transpired during a hectic time in Reykjavik if you want to know more details.
I do not do interviews (on or off the record) about Wikileaks because I am simply inundated with requests (as many as 30 a day now). As soon as I say yes to one of you, everyone else will want a juicy quote as well.
As I wrote last June already: I haven’t really been involved since April and I get my news from – well – the news, just like everyone else. If I start commenting on Wikileaks I’ll quickly turn into the ‘expert’ that regurgitates other people’s news articles. And I would have a busy day job doing so.
I am currently hard at work for one of my own missions, which is making sure people in the developing world start asking critical questions with regard to electronic voting. Probably not as sexy, but it’s what I do.