The article you linked doesn't support your statements.
You said, "... wikileaks worked with media and government for several months prior to the release," The article only states they have been working with their press partners, and no duration is ever stated; furthermore, the article draws you to believe that wikileaks only informed the government on November 24, 2010, the day the article was posted.
The article mentions that they would release the information as early as that Friday giving the government only two days to react-- that's a far cry from the months you claim.
Read your article. Become informed.