Among other excellent points, he makes this one:
... there is another public-interest consideration to be taken into account here, and that is the public interest in having a plurality of voices in the public space or, as John Milton called it, the marketplace of ideas. If, as a result of the outing, Mr Jericho withdraws from the public space, the Australian polity will be the poorer; it will have been harmed. The harm would be negligible, certainly, but the principle is not negligible. Ethical reporting requires that such possible consequences be identified and an honest rationale be developed to justify causing them.