Tribune writer has no regrets over changing source info

A Chicago Tribune writer changes name and profession of a source quoted about a riot by Aborigines in Sydney. Reader complains, papers investigates, paper suspends writer, writer says he did it to protect the source and has no regrets. This is the quote: “These people always complain. They want it both ways ? their way and our way. They want to live in our society and be respected, yet they won’t work. They steal, they rob and they get drunk. And they don’t respect the laws.”

To me the quote is proof of why the name and profession should not be changed. So who was he protecting?

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