in idaho a newspaper performed investigative work (a phrase mostly unheeded by the larger national syndicates) to uncover pedophilic activities within the local Boy Scout troops at the behast of a Scout who had been molested. for their hard work it was rewarded with attacks by parts of the community and the local religious powers (including the outing of a gay reporter who was covering the story and pushing to expose the pedophiles). despite the fact that what it uncovered was insidious and pointed to a larger problem within the heirarchy of the Scouts and the Morman church.
wow. a fine example of the free press in action, working locally and standing firm in the face of fear and hatred. if you read it, especially note that the Boy Scouts of America hired lawyers to suppress and hide the civil action suit from the public.