There's one quote in the piece:
"Someone volunteered it to me and it looked credible, so I posted it. It wasn't marked confidential, trade secret or any such thing but it looked legit to me, so I ran it. When Apple later asked me to remove it, I complied."
You don't publish something on the basis that it "looked credible" and "it looked legit to me" alone.
The facts have to be checked out thoroughly first.