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NY Times Has Strict Standards on Leaks

John on November 23, 2009 at 9:57 am

The Times was happy to accept illegal leaks of information damaging to the war on terror. If I’m not mistaken, their writers even won some Pulitzers for breaking the wire-tapping story. They also published details of our efforts to monitor jihadist finances.

But when it comes to embarrassing e-mails by climate scientists, the Times has standards!

The NYT‘s environmental blog, Dot Earth, covered the disclosure of e-mails and other files from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, noted that the files are available on various other website, but did not reproduce any files on its site.  As Andrew Revkin explained in the post:

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

Good to know there are still some parts of the Times that won’t publish illegally obtained material. Too bad that doesn’t apply to national security issues.
[HT: Edward Rohrback for the tip]

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