Should reporters face SEC inquiry?

Brier Dudley of the Seattle Times has a good point. The New York Post really jerked around the market and created a lot of wealth for someone. Who benefitted? Did they benefit from the rumor improperly? Note: I haven’t sold any of my stock recently and I haven’t bought any either. I don’t own Yahoo stock. In fact, I’m soon going to sell my Microsoft stock and not buy any stocks in the technology industry. There’s too much conflict there if I own stocks in the industry. There’s WAY too much “footsie” going on here.