Investors Business Daily: “Bias: When leaked e-mails exposed the global warming hype to be a concocted fraud, the ‘newspaper of record’ was in high dudgeon. When stolen classified information appears on its front page, that’s another story. Given its track record of exposing U.S. secrets on its front pages, we may be thankful that the New York Times did not have the plans to the Normandy invasion before D-Day.”
NYT on why it did not print the climategate documents: “The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contained all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye so they won’t be posted here.” New York Times, November 20, 2009.
NYT on why it is printing the leaked U.S. secret documents: “The articles published today and coming days are based on thousands of United States Embassy cables the daily reports from the field intended for the eyes of senior policy makers in Washington. . . . Times believes that the documents serve all-important public interest illuminating the goals successes compromises and frustrations of American diplomacy in the way that other accounts cannot match.” New York Times, November 29, 2010.