This part I found particularly concerning.
Jake espouses very hard line principles of source protection, right to speak, fighting bad speech with more speech, etc. I generally agree with him on those principles. (I’d rather not go into my opinion on his personality.)
If Jake had gotten the kind of threats from Nick Farr that Nick describes getting from Jake, there’s no way in hell he’d comply. He’d probably have an aneurism, irretrievably commit the documents to public view after thoroughly anonymizing them, and make it very, very public.
Kudos to Nick for both protecting his source and trying to handle this issue with tact. It’s indefensible that Nick was treated this way for doing so, and a loss to the community for him to have come to harm for it.