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About half an hour into a lecture titled “WikiLeaks, one year later”, P.J. Crowley, the former State Department official who was fired for calling alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning’s treatment “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid”, reveals the cozy relationship between the federal government and The New York Times:

At our request, they actually did not report on certain matters that were contained in these cables. 

See also: Carl Bernstein’s 1977 Rolling Stone cover story “The CIA and the Media”.

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