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Originally posted by ArMaP
As I understand it, Wikileaks gave all the cables to four newspapers (The Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais and Der Spiegel), and The Guardian is working with The New York Times (if I'm not mistaken).
Originally posted by UFO Partisan
I also don't know that the Guardian or any other news outlet has access to everything Wikileaks is holding.
That's why the news appear first on the newspapers and then are published by Wikileaks, the newspapers are the ones deciding the order by which the cables are released.
I also think that they are the ones removing some names from the cables, I have seen several in which some names were replaced by "XXXXXXXX".
Originally posted by WatchRider
Not at all, the leaks are trickled out to the Press first, then they publish it in the newspapers etc.
They don't have them all at once, that would be like playing his trump cards and being booted out the door as he'd be losing his bargaining chip.
We have access to the full set of unredacted cables which is why we're offering to search on behalf of readers.
WikiLeaks turned over all of the classified U.S. State Department cables it obtained to Le Monde, El Pais in Spain, The Guardian in Britain and Der Spiegel in Germany. The Guardian shared the material with The New York Times, and the five news organizations have been working together to plan the timing of their reports.