Especially, when you work for the government.

A federal prosecutor has been demoted after anonymously posting abusive comments on an online news site.

Jan Mann, who was First Assistant U.S. Attorney in New Orleans, doled out personal abuse and even offered opinions on cases she was working on, all under a ‘sock puppet’ pseudonym.

This is the second time this year that someone in the office of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten has been caught trolling online, and could endanger the senior prosecutor’s position.

If you know that there is a case pending, you should zip it, otherwise you place much in jeopardy.   What really bothers me about all of this is the use of a “forensic language expert.”  Isn’t this an opinion?

Both attorneys were discovered by a forensic language expert hired by Mr Beebe, who identified Mr Perricone and Ms Mann by comparing their anonymous posts to their published writings.

Talking smack about zero smells like a possible witchhunt to me.