New York Times DEFENDS Its Decision To Publish Name Of Darren Wilson’s Home Street
The New York Times continues to employ the reporters that published the name of police officer Darren Wilson’s residential street as it refuses to apologize for putting Wilson’s life in danger.
Times reporters Julie Bosman and Campbell Robertson continue to work for the newspaper after publishing Wilson’s suburban Missouri street last week in the midst of controversy surrounding the officer’s exoneration in the Michael Brown shooting case. (RELATED: New York Times Reporters Publish The Street Where Darren Wilson Lives).
Under pressure to pull the dangerous content, the Times removed from the reporters’ article a copy of Wilson’s marriage license containing personal information, but left in the street where Wilson owns a home alongside numerous other private citizens that could now be in danger of violence.
“The Times did not ‘reveal’ anything here,” Times associate managing editor for standards (REAL JOB TITLE!) Philip Corbett told The Washington Post. “The name of the street was widely reported as far back as August, including in the Washington Post.”
But the Times story blew the name of the street back up in the public consciousness.
A Twitter user Thursday published the exact address and a photograph of the house that he claimed belongs to Wilson, prompting the top commenter on his tweet to proclaim, “good!! Now it should be burned down.”
Nevertheless, Bosman and Robertson continue to work for the Times.