Last week, as the rest of us were settling into the Christmas spirit, a grumpy Beverly Hills restaurateur snapped a picture of Los Angeles Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila and asked her to leave, even before she was seated. Then he published her picture on the restaurant's website, since picked up by blogs and news media. The fallout has sparked a debate. Simply put, what difference does it make whether a restaurant critic can remain anonymous?
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