I'm one of those people who think it doesn't matter very much whether journalists work for someone else, or are self employed. And it doesn't matter whether their stuff appears in print, on the web, or both.
In other words, in the "are bloggers journalists?" debate, I say yes.
So as one hack to another hack, I look at Paul Staines' decision to out one of his sources - apparently as revenge for the source giving him a story that turned out to be wrong - and say: "What the hell?"
(This is the polite version of this post).