There is a curious story out of Oakland, CA, involving the murder of a newspaper editor.
When did we last hear of a newspaperman being murdered in the US because of his work? I can't remember.
UPDATE: Here is a story about journalists assassinated in the US.
UPDATE II: See the two articles mentioned in this comment to get a fix on the organization Mr. Bailey was investigating.
UPDATE III: Shanikka at Political Sapphire has a good round-up and a rant.