The story about the story (sorry Dylan Howard, but as much as you want to say it isn’t, the story is the Story) continues with news today that Seven has been raided and documents seized:
Police have raided the Seven Network’s Docklands office as part of an investigation into the alleged theft of medical records relating to two AFL players. Victoria Police confirmed they had seized a number of documents under warrant, with Seven co-operating with the investigation.
What I didn’t see in this report was that they have handed over details of the women that brought the documents to them. Howard is on record as saying that they didn’t give the women any guarantees that they would keep her name secret just that they wouldn’t use it in the story.
This (along with the $3,000 price they paid) goes to show in my opinion that they knew that there was something wrong with these documents and that they should cover their own ass and that they didn’t want to put everything on the line for the story. Surely they normally would protect their source. Not on this issue. Smells bad to me.