I think I can recall, vaguely and only in shadows, the time when journalism was a decent profession. Now it seems to be mainly the refuge of demented columnists, aging Pulitzer puffers, latter-day traitors, and scum cast off from hapless and hopeless liberal arts colleges.
If you keep holding back like that you may do yourself a mischief.
And of course the writer was quick to disavow any responsibility or moral culpability in the matter. Hey, I was just doing my job!