joepulitzer, so because a lawyer told his client - mum's the word- the paper shouldn't report about it?
I like to be informed on a lot of different things, especially when lawyers don't want their clients talking.
Have you thought about the possibility that the thing that's confused is something other than the sentence you referenced? Makes perfect sense to me.
You're right though, I'm sure it's the writer... and every other person that's able to read this article without stroking out. I'm sure it's everyone except you.