After months of trashing Julian Assange as a Russian operative—without any evidence, of course—The New York Times is now worried it might find itself in the crosshairs of the state.
The NYT and Judith Miller are infamous for the role they played in passing off neocon lies (aluminum tubes, nukes, and al-Qaeda) resulting in the murder of a million or more people in Iraq.
I don’t think they really have to worry about their journalists going to prison for revealing government secrets. The NYT no longer does investigative journalism. It expects the truth-tellers like Julian Assange to take the heat.
The destruction of independent journalism will not bother the NYT in the least. It is a valued propaganda conduit for the state.