Why did WikiLeaks release classified reports to three publications? (Hint: It has to do with PR)

The  story burning up the airwaves this morning is the website WikiLeak’s release of 90,000 classified intelligence documents about the Afghan war. The organization gave the documents exclusively to three publications: The New York Times , London’s Guardian , and Germany’s Der Spiegel . This morning, media watchers are asking, Why didn’t Wikileaks release the info on its own website and hog the glory? It was all about scoring coverage, reports Media Life . “The main sti…

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