“I did in fact go the White House and lay out for them what we had,” Times Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet tells Michael Calderone. “We did it to give them the opportunity to comment and react. They did. They also praised us for the way we handled it, for giving them a chance to discuss it, and for handling the information with care. And for being responsible.”
> WH blasts “irresponsible” leaks, dismisses stories
> Jay Rosen calls WH’s initial response “unimpressive”
> WH says NYT conscientious, but presentation “breathless”
> WikiLeaks aims to reveal government, corporate “unethical behavior”
> Are these documents the Pentagon Papers of our time?
> WikiLeaks dump more damaging than Pentagon Papers?
> Hounshell: Do the documents really tell us anything new?
> WikiLeaks may have just changed the media, too