The New York Times appears to have a double standard for whistle-blowers. If you are a Democrat who releases information damaging (or potentially damaging) to the Bush Administratiojn and to the United States security, you are a 'patriotic hero'. However, if you release information that is damaging (or potentially damaging) to the Clintons, particularly hillary's 2008 Presidential run, you are "someone sympathetic to the Barrett investigation who wanted his criticism of the Clinton administration to be known."
Apparently the Times cannot see past their blind partisanship long enough to recognize real abuses of power- especially when said abuses are committed by their golden children, the Clintons. The complete article is HERE. Read the whole thing and compare it with their coverage of previous leaks- for example Joe Wilson's infamous op-ed.
Hat tip to Matt Drudge.