R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. makes this point about the New York Times going after Rupert Murdoch: "What is The New York Times doing day after day filling its front pages with infantile hysteria? This is the same newspaper that published secret American intelligence documents hacked by the suppliers of WikiLeaks on its front pages. Presumably, innocent people were victims of terrorists because of it, possibly American soldiers. What hypocrisy by the Times to put a hacking story on its front page day after day and to complain about the Murdoch press's hacking story."
The stories of the Murdoch London papers and the Times's NSA wiretapping, SWIFT, and Wikileaks-based stories were all based on government officials releasing information they weren't supposed to release. In the Murdoch case, the government employees were reportedly paid money to betray their official responsibilities; in the New York Times cases, the compensation was more complex — ideological, or perhaps the hope of eventually emerging with a book or movie deal or a certain kid of fame a la Valerie Plame.