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February 15, 2011 4:08 AM

Commentary: Did New York Times bite the hand of WikiLeaks' Assange?

It’s the climax of the 1975 hit

Three Days of the Condor

. On a Manhattan sidewalk fugitive CIA analyst Robert Redford, having outgunned his assassins, confronts his double-dealing boss, who demands he join the sinister plot to control the world’s oil. No way, Redford says, he’s already blown the whistle. And the camera pans across the street where a truckload of newsprint is being delivered – to The New York Times. Game over. Ahh, Hollywood. But what really happens when you’re a major league whistleblower?

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