Much of the discussion of this hasn't really focused on what I think
are the main points:
1) It's useful to have optional authenticated attributions
2) Some forms of misinformation are unethical.
An example of #2 is the times article attacking Greg Lindahl. I think
it's fine for folks to assault Oleg the Loudmouth in print,
anonymously or not. I don't think it's fine for folks to anonymously
attack a player in print.
As for #1, the large number of falsified articles are making the Times
useless. An ability to sign articles would help readers classify
articles into "white" and "black" press.