What if …?

Consider the following hypothetical exchange:

Bezos representative: If you publish his illegally obtained texts and photos, Mr. Bezos will sue you on X, Y, Z grounds.

National Enquirer: We won’t publish them if you desist from saying our story was politically motivated and pursuing the identity of our source.

This is a negotiation, not a criminal act.

Point taken, Mr. Jenkins (WSJ).

Reader John @ReaderJohn
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