Originally Posted by Brutha
He's a journalist. When journalists research something they are supposed to protect their sources, otherwise our view of reality would be more narrow because people wouldn't share that much knowledge with journalists.
He's still protecting someone who broke the law. It'd be no different than if he interviewed and showed someone who had murdered someone and was still free while the police were still looking for him, and all he (the journalist) did was change the murderer's last name for the show.