Hey WaPo, Why Not Seek Outside Help With the Wikileaked Cables?

Remember when the Washington Post (and NYT) solicited its readers to help its staff comb through the trove of Sarah Palin’s e-mails as governor, in an effort to dig up dirt?

Funny that they didn’t issue a similar solicitation to their readers with regard to the trove of leaked diplomatic cables by Wikileaks, at least not that I’m aware of. There’s surely too much material there for the WaPo staff to comb through on their own. And another 200,000 or so unredacted cables were just released.

So why wasn’t WaPo as enthusiastic in getting outside help in digging up dirt within the Wikileaks documents as it was with the Palin documents?

That’s a rhetorical question. (The answer is obvious.)

But if I’m wrong and it turns out that WaPo did make a similar solicitation with regard to the Wikileaks cables, then I’ll promptly issue a correction and apology. Ditto if it turns out that WaPo did the same thing vis-à-vis a trove of documents from a prominent left-leaning politician.

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