NYT Publishes WikiLeaks, Not Climategate Emails

Posted: Nov 29, 2010 12:13 PM
Last year, the New York Times refused to publish emails with damning evidence showing scientists manipulating data in order to "prove" global warming is a problem. The NYT justified not publishing  what are now known as ClimateGate documents because they were "obtained illegally."

“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.” Andrew Revkin, Environment Editor, New York Times Nov 20, 2009.

Fast forward to today, as Jillian states below, and the New York Times,  has published WikiLeaks documents, justifying that the public has the right to know how the government makes its decisions.

...the more important reason to publish these articles is that the cables tell the unvarnished story of how the government makes its biggest decisions, the decisions that cost the country most heavily in lives and money.

How convenient for them....