This is how the mainstream U.S. media -- free to practice freedom of the press unlike, Shi Tao and Wang Xiaoning -- reported the story.
Click here to read the Los Angeles Times' account.
Click here to read The New York Times' account.
To make matters worse, if such a thing were possible, Yahoo had been sued by the families of the imprisoned journalists. Yahoo's high-priced lawyers vigorously fought the suit, brought by the people whose lives had been so severely devastated by Yahoo's actions.
During the Congressional hearing, Yahoo was urged to settle the litigation with the families so they could have some financial relief. When the company balked, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) asked simply: "Sir, you're one of the richest companies in the country and you don't know whether you can provide for the humanitarian needs of a couple of families?" Publicly shamed and humiliated, Yahoo settled exactly one week later...but kept the terms of the "guilt money" settlement confidential.
Click here to read how the Los Angeles Times reported this aspect of the story.
Click here to read a follow up Los Angeles Times editorial about doing business with "unsavory partners".