Ego. Smugness. Arrogance.
Here's the New York Times back during the Revolutionary War, uncovering government secrets for public consumption.
Yes, it's a joke. Sort of.
Note the name of the author of the article. That's not a joke. Bendict indeed. The flipside of insecurity is unspeakable arrogance that disregards human life to win Pulitzers, which are worthless for the cost to achieve one.
(Got this from Powerline...)