I know we can all make jokes about how Reddit has always been bad, but Reddit really has been especially bad and sketchy the past year or so. For example, there was that massive subreddit purge recently where hundreds of subs got banned, and while you could argue that many were banned for good reason violent hate speech, etc.
I haven’t checked, but I’m pretty sure they would have included his name in the article. Using “ex-con” has two uses here. One, it’s an attention-grabbing headline. Two, it’s to highlight that ex-cons can also be caring individuals. Some people either like to just complain or like the attention of trying to sound intelligent.
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