NYT public editor Byron Calame now admits paper was wrong to publish info on banking-data surveillance program (aka SWIFT)

Patterico thinks Calame, whose admission is published here, should resign.

Byron CalameWhile I can understand the sentiment behind Patterico’s call, it’s going to take a lot more changes at the NYT besides a potential Calame resignation to get them to straighten up their acts. Most noteably, they need to revisit their policies that suggest it’s ok to reveal sensitive information in a time of war to the public. The NYT simply does not know how to balance the public’s “right to know” with the government’s obligation to protect the American people.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin

Others blogging about this: Glenn Reynolds, Tom Maguire, Captain Ed, Tom Maguire, Squiggler, Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters, Blog For All, Greg Tinti

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