Journalists from the Washington Post and New York Times participated in a panel discussion moderated by Bob Schieffer of CBS News that looked at the impact WikiLeaks has on public policy and journalism.
The New York Times has come under criticism for its involvement in last month’s latest WikiLeaks document release. The site initiated the simultaneous publishing of State Department confidential cables with foreign embassies in the publication, along with four European newspapers.
Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee said in a Fox News interview that WikiLeaks should be prosecuted for violating the Espionage Act. Regarding the New York Times and other news outlets, he added "whether they have committed a crime is a matter of discussion for the justice department."