Who decides what’s fit to print?

My current New Matilda column is about the New York Times and its responsibility to publish government “secrets”:

The NY Times has long been known as the newspaper of the political elite, amplifying and supporting the decisions of the American ruling class. The paper has been a recent critic of the Bush Administration, but was a key ally in the months leading to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. It is the NY Times’s recent conduct, however, that has caused some of the most ferocious attacks on the paper since the WMD falsehoods emerged.… 

My New Matilda archive is here.