"...The lawsuit, filed by Steven J. Hatfill in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, said Kristof identified him as the anthrax killer to "light a fire" under investigators in their probe of the anthrax-spore mailings, which killed five people and sickened 17. He accused Kristof of hurling "false and defamatory" allegations and the Times of engaging in "substandard and unethical journalism.''Hey! Maybe Mr. Z was really Lt. Col. Philip Zack. Betcha' I'm right. wink, wink.......
In a series of columns in 2002, Kristof criticized the FBI for failing to aggressively pursue a scientist he at first identified as "Mr. Z.'' He wrote that the biodefense community had called Mr. Z a "likely culprit" and was "buzzing about Mr. Z behind his back," in part because the scientist was familiar with anthrax and was angered at the suspension of his top security clearance less than a month before the attacks.
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Hatfill Sues New York Times, Columnist
Former Army Scientist Sues New York Times, Columnist
Posted by PAB at 7/14/2004 08:17:00 AM