How is it responsible journalism to publish the homeowner's addresses for the 10 most expensive homes on the Magic Mountain?
July 27, 2007 08:11 AM
As the Enquirer does this morning. It's class warfare journalism, and it's unsafe. I know it's part of the public record, but it doesn't have to be publicized. Those are two different things.
Remember this from two years ago in Chicago?
Federal judge's family killed
Husband, mother found slain in basement
Jurist had been a target of white supremacist
Well the Enquirer's list includes a federal judge's home address, and she has to deal with the criminal element every single day. That doesn't need to be in the paper. Most judges try to keep their home addresses on the dl security reasons.
And as for the other names on this list, why not just run that under the headline "Kidnappers Look Here"?