From Michael Holmes’ FaceBook note:
Yes, WikiLeaks is still out there, dropping “diplo-bombs” every day, causing red faces in US embassies around the world, but also enlightening us to some of the many sub-plots that are going on in various nations.
While those sub-plots are fascinating, they’re also frustrating to people like us – journalists who have long heard whispers about certain controversial issues but have never been able to get official confirmation (in fact, often the opposite – being told by officials that the “whispers” from sources were downright untrue).
Folks like our wandering Producer Pal Tommy Evans have been left shaking their heads and muttering “I KNEW it…”
Fortunately for us, Tommy is in Atlanta at the moment, filling in for Resident Brit (and Director of Coverage) Lord Roger Clark.
You can more often find Tommy in Islamabad or Afghanistan or Iraq or some other far flung and often controversial locale, working with the likes of Nic Robertson, Reza Sayah or, on a couple of occasions…me!
Tommy has spent a lot of time in Pakistan and today will fill us in on the head shaking moments provided by WikiLeaks revealing cables from the US embassy in Islamabad to the bosses in DC.
…Great BS coming your way, followed by a quiet (!) beer or two with Tommy and Man Mountain Pleitgen after the show!