Reporter-turned-secret-agent can't keep his team alive6/18/2012
Tinker, tailor, journalist, spy? The notion of an independent press took a hit at Euro 2012 when Ola Billger, a reporter for the Svenska Dagbladet, was able to take pictures and make notes of England's private strategizing session in advance of the match with Sweden — and then passed the information along to his countrymen. Billger refused to call the incident spying, though he called the Swedish team for comment and "shared what we'd found," and said the team's tactical director was "very pleased to hear the information." However, the Swedes still lost 3-2 to the English and were eliminated from the tournament, meaning it was either bad karma or Billger's just no George Smiley.
Should this reporter have his media credentials revoked?