The Guardian published the names of several individuals who donated to Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal defense fund after the names had leaked following a data breach on the crowdfunding site.
One individual, a paramedic who lives in Utah, who had his name leaked was photographed leaving his home by a journalist from ABC4.
A Utah paramedic donated to the defense fund of Kyle Rittenhouse. It was first reported in the @guardian this morning.
Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, WI.
I tried to get the paramedics side of things. See the story tonight at 10p on @abc4utah. pic.twitter.com/sxGUzcrNwb
— Jason Nguyen (@FollowWIN) April 17, 2021
Many were outraged by this and accused Jason Nguyen of hiding by the label of journalist to dox and harass a member of the public.
Are you trying to get him killed?
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) April 19, 2021
Shit like this is why people hate the media. If something happens to him or his family because you needed a ratings boost, I hope you and your station get sued into oblivion.
— Whatever (@DRussell76) April 18, 2021
I’m a Democrat, and what you did, contacting the paramedic, was not journalism, it was harassment and none of your business.
— No, Shoes, Shirt, Mask – No Service! (@seasidechic) April 18, 2021
Journalist Glenn Greenwald condemned the behavior by ABC4’s Jason Nguyen and compared the incident to a previous one where CNN confronted a female Trump supporter at her home.
Some journalists go to war zones. Some confront security state agencies and repressive regimes. Some uncover the fraudulent schemes of Wall Street tycoons. And then some bullies abuse the profession to harass and expose private, powerless people.https://t.co/iC6zIbu4GH
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 18, 2021