"The guardian team has spoken before, they raise all of their publications to the Department of Defense and NSA for comment before releasing to the public. This is why some of the information coming from the Guardian is still redacted. They're trying to make sure they're not putting anyone's lives at risk in the process of disclosure."
Thanks. The Guardian and other publishers are still slowly releasing documents after careful scrutiny. Partly, as you say, to avoid putting lives at risk. I had not been aware of them actually inviting the enemy to scrutinize their findings. It's worrisome.
The press is pretty much our only check on government and at least since the Vietnam war the mainstream press has been a tool of government and others with power. Hearst and Murdoch are obvious examples of press manipulation. Novels & movies offer more. Even the old rock song "Dirty Laundry" reminds us how we are distracted by trivia from what's relevant in current events.
My local daily paper is just a mouthpiece for a powerful developer who has a right wing agenda of corporate welfare. OTOH we have a left wing radio station that's all about environment, women's rights, workers rights, immigration issues... Slashdot has its own perspective on news. One treads lightly through modern media trying to sort the wheat from the chaff. One hopes the Guardian/Schneier is not overly influenced by their new advisers. Thanks again for your informative comment.