The blog's gone now, and the blogger is in trouble, after his identity was exposed. By the press:
So why would a newspaper expose an anonymous source exposing government inefficiencies, and which criticized "senior politicians"? Let's listen to the Times' lawyer:
The [London] Times has overturned a court order which sought to protect the anonymity of a police blogger known as NightJack.
The blog, which has now been deleted, detailed the life and views of a serving police detective. Earlier this year it won an Orwell prize for political writing.
Antony White, QC, for The Times, argued that there was a public interest in non-compliance by a police officer with his obligations under the statutory code governing police behaviour and also with general public law duty on police officers not to reveal information obtained in the course of a police investigation other than for performing his public duties.Ah, you see, it's illegal for someone in that position to
So why would an organization that relies on anonymous government sources expose an anonymous government source?
Competition. You see, NightJack was getting lots of visitors who might otherwise read the Times. Or something. Can't have that.
Remember this the next time some hypocrite from the