In my work, it is never claimed that a group is represented by its worst members; the worst members is no more representative than the noblest members of whom a group may boast. What I have said is that the worst members are characteristic of the standards of a group, those the group just barely…

By making leaked documents – with careful and specifically justified redactions – available in searchable form to journalists and the general public, Wikileaks set a new standard for journalistic ethics and transparency, allowing for a new level of accountability in journalism. Whereas previously, readers were given no practicable way to verify journalists’ claims about the…