In the NYT, Alan Cowell wrote today about reactions among diplomats to the WikiLeaks leaks. In the middle of the story we read:
A Chinese intellectual, who spoke in return for customary anonymity, said the disclosures had left those like him who had contact with United States diplomats “nervous” about the possibility of exposure and persecution by authorities who have already blocked access in China to the WikiLeaks Web site.
I don’t want to equate journalistic secrecy with government secrecy, but I’m surprised, as I suggested in a previous post, that there’s been no commentary (or at least none I’ve seen — anyone have a reference?) on the irony of the secrecy and confidentiality given sources (as above) by the media vs. the ones revealed in the leaks.
NOTE: it appears that in a lot of the material that’s been put online by media organizations some redaction of source information has been carried out.