FAIR summarizes the cablegate coverage in the US mainstream media, concluding:
These conclusions represent an extraordinarily narrow reading of the WikiLeaks cables, of which about 1,000 have been released (contrary to constant media claims that the website has already released 250,000 cables). Some of the more explosive revelations, unflattering to U.S. policymakers, have received less attention in U.S. corporate media.
After listing a very good summary of essential cablegate revelations that have been largely ignored by the US media the article finishes with a reminder of the statement from the NY Times explaining why they had published some cable information:
The “duplicity” of other countries can be illuminated by the cables, while the U.S.’s secret wars are evidence of “diplomacy.” That principle would seem to be guiding the way many U.S. outlets are interpreting the WikiLeaks revelations.