Obviously, the mainstream corporate newspapers are at a distinct advantage over the alternative press because WikiLeaks gave the mainstream advance copies of all the material WikiLeaks released. I understand some of the rationale for that, but it is not the route I would have taken in WikiLeaks' shoes.
I'm disappointed that even though the New York Times and other papers have had this material to read and have already published many observations, the WikiLeaks site today (I visited twice over a period of several hours), did not provide me with links to the same material provided the NYT and others. Perhaps I'm missing something about where to read that material unfiltered/uncharacterized by the mainstream.
I did see what appeared to me to be the NYT possibly linking to actual cables, but I haven't yet clicked through, as I want to get links to the NYT out on the RLCC blog and on the various locations where the RLCC places links and syndicates the blog.
Bare with each other and with me. All will require time to read, digest, and consider the cables and reactions, etc.
From the New York Times:
A cache of diplomatic cables provide a chronicle of the United States' relations with the world.
About the Documents
A mammoth cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the last three years, provides an unprecedented look at bargaining by embassies, candid views of foreign leaders and assessments of threats. The material was obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to a number of news organizations in advance.