Media I Don’t Get It
posted by November 9 at 10:07 AMon
Why is the Seattle Times choosing not to name a mentally ill man who was allegedly scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars by Huling Bros. auto salesmen in 2006?
According to the Times, they’re not naming him “because he is mentally ill and vulnerable.”
Uh, okay. I can sort of understand that—but it seems far more appropriate in, say, a stalking or rape case, where the victim is actually vulnerable to being victimized again. That seems pretty unlikely in this case, given that all the alleged perpetrators are no longer in a position to victimize him. More to the point, his name has already been widely publicized—here and here and here and here and here and here.
Holier-than-thou much, Seattle Times?