Who Is @BCSubpoenaNews? (II)

The hardworking staff recently speculated about who might be behind the @BCSubpoenaNews Twitter feed and blog. We thought there were some indications it might be the work of Boston College’s Burns Library, which is involved in a legal dustup over its IRA oral history archives.

Several days later, an anonymous reader wrote in to tell us, rather sharply, that the bottom of the blog’s homepage says it’s not affiliated with BC, a detail the hardworking staff had clearly missed.

Now comes splendid reader Ted Folkman, who writes this:

 I am not sure, but I believe the Twitter feed belongs to Ed Moloney. The Broken Elbow blog, appears to belong to him, and it references the Twitter feed.

That’s the same Ed Moloney who directed the oral history project and has sued in US District Court in Boston to quash subpoenas from U.S. prosecutors seeking information about the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville, a Belfast mother of 10.  (See Kevin Cullen’s recent Boston Globe piece for details.)

Okay. Glad we had this little chat.

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3 Responses to Who Is @BCSubpoenaNews? (II)


    The Broken Elbow is Ed Moloney’s blog, and Ed Moloney did post about the BC Subpoena News site. But using Ted Folkman’s logic, it could also be said that as you have posted about the site, you are the one behind it. In both cases that would be wrong. Neither you nor Ed Moloney are behind the BCSN blog, although you have both drawn attention to it via your own blogs.

    The BCSN is simply a reference site for people who are interested in, or should be interested in because of its impact or ramifications, the case and its outcome. All relevant material is collected at the site so that an informed opinion, rather than off-the-cuff, inaccurate and incorrect supposition, can be made on the subject. Court documents, affidavits, exhibits, news articles and a good deal of background information, is all readily available and updated regularly to help people not familiar with the case’s nuances understand all that is at play in this complex issue. The site is structured so it is easy to navigate and discover all the detail.

    Except, of course, who is behind it, as the BCSN prefers to remain anonymous. ʘ‿ʘ

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