Precisely. You want to be Mister big pants, get the scoop, and stick it to the man, then you better be prepared to do the dance.
On top of that, the type of person who does this type of thing, likes the attention. Like being able to write articles like this one.
I mean how naive do you need to be, if you don’t think the information you were given was going to lead to a normal and boring life?
If he was really worried, and wanted it to stop, why not go to the authorities and give them what you have?
He didn’t steel it. He isn’t capable of using it for anything else, other than additional articles etc.
We all know why, no attention that way. No articles.
My response to all of this:
Cry me a river.