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Big whoop.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 9, 2007 10:14 AM

Yeah, why don't they put his picture on the front page with a big "Rob This Man, He's a Nutter" headline?

Posted by Fnarf | November 9, 2007 10:17 AM

If you solve today's Jumble, his name is spelled out in the circled letters.

Posted by Ziggity | November 9, 2007 10:19 AM

@ECB, When this story first broke awhile back the Times mentioned that the victim was put into a mental hospital. He may still be hospitalized at this point so the chances of him being victimized again are slim. Well, I am sure the hospital will screw him over..

Posted by Just Me | November 9, 2007 10:29 AM

And you better by telling everyone where to find his name? Holier than thou much?

Posted by seattle98104 | November 9, 2007 10:30 AM

Criticizing Seattle Times for their policy toward anonymity?

Lame. But you knew that, didn't you? I hope so, anyway.

Posted by Amelia | November 9, 2007 10:41 AM

Well I'd think they don't say the name of rape victims so they can avoid the stigma attached to being one. I'd say the same goes for the mentally ill.
Not like once someone finds out that a girl has been raped they're going to try to get her again.

Posted by arandomdude | November 9, 2007 10:46 AM

Erica - Shut up.

Quit bitching about the Times.

CHRIST! We know you hate EVERYTHING. We know you're better than EVERYONE.

We get it.

Let it go.

Posted by over it | November 9, 2007 10:59 AM

Holier-than-thou much, Seattle Times?

Pot calling the kettle black jesus, who's more holier than thou than ECB?

Posted by Andrew | November 9, 2007 11:03 AM

The Duke accuser's name was semi-public knowledge before newspapers decided print it - were they wrong for choosing to exercise taste and leave it out?

Additionally, I suppose that any other scammers that may inhabit the greater Seattle area would no doubt exercise restraint and not seize potential opportunity to further take advantage of the mentally ill guy upon learning his identity. Cuz, y'know, they're just classy like that.

Posted by tsm | November 9, 2007 11:08 AM

Don't worry, they'll publish his street address next week.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 9, 2007 11:29 AM

"CHRIST! We know you hate EVERYTHING. We know you're better than EVERYONE.
We get it.
Let it go."

This pretty much summarizes how I've been feeling about The Stranger in general, lately. It's really frustrating, actually.

Posted by A | November 9, 2007 11:43 AM

Haven't they fired you yet?

Posted by w7ngman | November 9, 2007 2:07 PM

So true @12. I'm so fed up with the Stranger I haven't picked it up in months. And the slog is the same shit every day so I hardly even read it anymore.

Erica, no matter how much you bitch about the Times, they will always recognized as a real newspaper and the Stranger will always be the goofy little weekly that the hipster kids read.

More folks are interested in "Drunk of the Week" than anything you have to say.

Posted by We're cooler than you | November 9, 2007 3:28 PM

I love Drunk of the Week and wish there were more of them - like Drunk of the Day ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 9, 2007 3:31 PM

Sure, maybe all the perps aren't currently in a position to abuse him, but who knows about what some other predatory knucklehead will decide to do?
It seems like ECB has a vendetta going against people who don't hold much power (thinking back to her slog about "objectionable" people riding the bus).

Posted by ear | November 9, 2007 3:33 PM

And printing his name would serve ... what? Face it, "ECB", you're so bitter toward the grown-up papers, you'd be pissed off if they HAD ran the victim's name.

Posted by Boris | November 9, 2007 3:40 PM

Forget about him being victimised again. More to the point is, because he was victimised the first time and reported it to the police, we all know he was covered in, and living in, his own feces. I don't WANT to know his name.

Posted by Natalie | November 9, 2007 4:03 PM

Would people that have stopped reading the paper and Slog please refrain from commenting on the paper and Slog? Thanks.

Posted by Dan Savage | November 9, 2007 8:09 PM

@19 Why? It bothers you when people point out the Stranger's own hypocracy, backpedaling, duplicity, and perfidy doesn't it? Haw haw haw!

Posted by Holy Joe | November 10, 2007 8:49 AM

So just because other media print the name of this poor soul, the Times should break its longstanding policy and follow along.

Everyone knows you can find the identity of just about any victim of a much-publicized crime on the Web with a simple search. Doesn't mean everyone else has to drop their standards.

Of course, The Stranger pretty much has no standards.

Posted by bigyaz | November 12, 2007 11:02 AM

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