Delicate ethical questions regarding the Tahrir Square assault

Respecting the privacy of an employee who is the victim of a heinous crime is a laudable motive. And using the criminal actions of some small part of the crowd to characterize the whole crowd is irresponsible. Still, CBS News knew of a public sexual assault in the wake of Mubarak’s downfall, yet its reporters continued to file reports that centered on celebration. Some women journalists, like WGBH’s Callie Crossley,…