I found this excellent point at the National Review Online Media Blog. It is so good it is worth repeating. Contributer Greg Pallowitz posted this comment from one of his NRO readers: "I find it sad that there is more uproar over the Times' review of this book (Harry Potter) before its "official" release than over the Times' constant leaking of US government classified information. Moreover, it is ironic that the Times opted not to "spoil" plot aspects of the book, when they ignore how their leaking of classified information might "spoil" legitimate and valuable programs designed to protect their readership."
Not much I can add here. Well-said, understated yet powerful. If they have any honor, Executive Editor Bill Keller and publisher, Pinch Sulzberger should take some time and reflect on this.