Most blogged article on NYT today is a primary source document

Many people have been saying for a long time that one great benefit of publishing news online is that publishers are not constrained by page limits. Today, the NYT published the text of a Nov. 8 memorandum prepared for cabinet-level officials by Stephen J. Hadley, the national security adviser, and his aides on the National Security Council. The five-page document, classified secret, was read and transcribed by The New York Times. It is listed on the site as the most blogged news story. The second most blogged story was the NYT article about the memo.

This is great for free speech and for discourse more generally. People are able to read the document and comment on what the memorandum actually states, not what a reporter thinks is most interesting and chooses to quote.

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