Whether "exploitation" occurred or not is not really the point. The reporter didn't properly explain to Will how she was going to use his comments, which contributed in part to how he responded to her. That was probably inexperience on her part rather than a conscious intention to "exploit" him. Will in turn (and this is where most of the responsibility lies) was naive in not understanding that there are things that you do not say to the press about other activists.
On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 2:06 PM, David Graeber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Sep 16, 2011, at 1:12 PM, Jon Good wrote:
The person who gave the interview had their inexperience and naivete exploited by the press.
really? then how do you explain the fact that the author of the piece, the journalist who supposedly exploited a naive student
activist, is herself an NYU student activist on an internship who clearly identifies herself with the very same faction as the student
we're all supposed to believe she "exploited"? I checked her name on google and here's what she tweeted to her followers
about the interview: