I have been a consistent reader of the print edition of the New York Times since I was 13 years old. That is why I am gratified to see the Times ombudsman, Arthur S. Brisbane, in his swan song column finally state the obvious.
Responding to complaints over a New York Times story, Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane has written that the complaints were just, and that the New York Times should correct the story. As of this writing there is still no correction.
Rather than focus on the substance of the leaked diplomatic cables, American journalists tend to either frame the story as being about the "over-classification" of documents or the personal motivations and private life of Julian Assange.