1. I do think there’s a real advantage in having professional journalists who have studied the subject and who have the right kind of skepticism meter and know how to supply intelligence context — to have people like those handle documents rather than to have them just tossed into the blogosphere.

    — New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller, on whether journalists should vet material presented by whistle blowers and other sources to sites like Wikileaks, in a conversation with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

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  1. Obviously, there was no way we were going to prevent people from going to the Wikileaks website to see the documents, but as a matter of principle, we said that when we published our stories about the Afghanistan documents, we were not going to link to their website," says Keller. "We feared that it could become hit list material for the Taliban. [Assange] was deeply offended, not just that we had not linked to his website, but that we had made a point of not linking to his website. He thought we had shown disrespect.

    — New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller, in a conversation on Fresh Air, talking about when things went south, with Julian Assange.

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