The WikiLeaks Cables: How the NY Times Decided What to Publish

Complete video at: David E. Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, discusses the editorial process the paper used to decide how to publish the leaked cables it received from WikiLeaks. —– What does the turmoil in the Middle East mean? Former Assistant Secretary of State James P. Rubin and New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David E. Sanger discuss the recent overthrow of Middle East dictators. Since January, countries in the Middle East have been buffeted by massive protests. These have led to the toppling of two Middle East leaders, and extensive use of violence. What does it mean? Where will it lead? – Yeshiva University David E. Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and is one of the newspaper’s senior writers. In a 24-year career at the paper, he has reported from New York, Tokyo, and Washington, covering a wide variety of issues surrounding foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation, Asian affairs, and, for the past five years, the arc of the Bush presidency. Twice he has been a member of Times reporting teams that won the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power (Harmony, 2009), a Times best-seller that explores the national security challenges facing President Barack Obama.