Okay, I really screwed this one up, so let me try to fix this:
Just One Minute has an extended
rant post about how “Jodi Wilgoren of the NY Times may have committed a deadly lapse of judgment in her moving account of execution-style slaying of the husband and mother of a Federal judge.”
Wilgoren’s crime? Revealing the identity of the daughter of the Chicago judge whose husband and mother were brutally slain, possibly due to retaliation by an aryan nation hate group for ruling against them in a dispute over naming their group. The assumption is that this could be dangerous for the
judge herself, as well as the remainder of her family daughter. Is this just the latest example of those damned New York liberals messing up things for America? Well, the judge in question, who is now under police protection, has already done an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times where she seems to be unconcerned about revealing her identity. Perhaps this is because the NYT had revealed her name, or perhaps it’s because the killers already know who she is, because, you know, she’s the one who ruled against them in the first place. And there’s that little detail that they already killed her mother and husband. IN HER OWN HOME.
Just One Minute points out that a Google search for her name comes up empty. However, since the Chicago Tribune had published her name the day before the Times article appeared, I think the cat may have been out of the bag before Just One Minute had voiced its concern.
Now, Just One Minute was careful to point out that the NYT may not be at fault, and Just One Minute would be happy to be proved wrong.
Okay, you’re wrong. But why the assumption that it was the NYT’s problem in the first place? Is it because of their reknowned “liberal bias”? But I thought hate crimes were liberal territory. If the NYT was solely concerned with flogging its liberal agenda, surely they wouldn’t have outed one of their own. Perhaps the conservatives at Just One Minute have a wee bit of bias themselves in singling out the NYT for this one. I don’t think Just One Minute has been proven wrong yet, though it’s certainly possible that Laura Lefkow asked Wilgoren to indicate where she went to college.
I do think the point still holds that if someone bent on murder wanted to find where Judge Lefkow’s daughter went to college, they wouldn’t have much difficulty. It’s not like Wilgoren identified an undercover CIA agent or anything.