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.