Jack Shafer

Who gets to be anonymous?

By Jack Shafer
November 9, 2011

Yesterday, The Daily was first to name Karen Kraushaar as one of the two women who worked with Herman Cain at the National Restaurant Association and accused him of sexual harassment. As the Poynter Institute’s Kelly McBride wrote, Business Insider and the Daily Caller repeated the Daily‘s report that Kraushaar had made the sexual harassment claim, and NPR got her to confirm her identity as “Woman A.” Shortly thereafter, Kraushaar was talking to the New York Times, and the whole world knew who she was.

Politico’s rush to cane Herman Cain

By Jack Shafer
October 31, 2011

Let’s assume that Herman Cain misbehaved, in the manner that isĀ alleged in Politico, during his time as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the late 1990s.