Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Journalistic Ethics

It seems the Sun-Times has gone ahead and published the name of the fan who caused Alou to miss the foul ball last night. They also named his employer, the town he lives in, and the little league team he coaches.

This man is a private citizen and there is no compelling reason to identify him. Releasing this information is completely unneccesarry and irresponsible. The Sun-Times should be ashamed of itself.

Update: Information now on smoking gun and ESPN (from the AP). The ESPN article is also on the MSN home page. This is really unbelievable.