How often does the New York Times publish email addresses or mobile phone numbers
for people in the news, let alone people important enough to merit their
own story on the front page? Well, it’s done
it today. But maybe giving out an Iraqi mobile phone number isn’t as irresponsible
as giving out an American one? All I know is that even the most irresponsible
bloggers tend to redact that kind of information. If the NYT wanted to reproduce
this chap’s business card, that’s one thing. But failing to blur out at least
a few letters or digits, that’s just wrong.