United Airlines passenger was forcibly removed from a flight after a situation revolving around an overbooked plane.
In the follow-up stories, several news organizations pointed out that the passenger had a criminal record.
The New York Post noted that he is "a lung doctor with a taste for gambling, a history of angry outbursts — and a conviction for trading narcotics prescriptions and cash for gay sex in motels."
Is that information relevant to the story?
Or is that just salacious information that adds intrigue and controversy to the story of the man being dragged off the plane?
Does the background of the victim become part of the story, even if the incident was completely unrelated?
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