PAST GRANGER: ...I have already been contacted by a person seeking our protection, who seems like the ideal candidate. You may have heard of Alecto Carrow.
Pius Thicknesse smirks.
THICKNESSE: Oh, I think we all know Alecto Carrow.
PAST GRANGER: Excuse me?
CROUCH: Is Granger unaware of the number of reports we receive from that woman?
Inside a short narrative frame, we see Crouch's opinion of what Alecto Carrow does. One of Alecto's eyes is wide open, and the other is squinted; in general, ze's a caricature of a crazy person. Ze's writing messily on a parchment, and an owl is perched nearby, as if ze's writing a note that will be sent by owl to DMLE.
ALECTO: The bushes are rustling again! It must be a murderer!!
That narrative frame closes.
CROUCH: We simply do not have time to waste on–
PAST GRANGER: I'm sure no one here would mean to imply that the fears of a witch whose brother was recently murdered under similar circumstances are illegitimate. As you know, before his death at Potter's hand, Amycus Carrow was involved in a charity alleged in the Prophet to be a cover for procuring Muggles for torture. Our own investigation seems to clear Alecto of involvement, but the Prophet is now sitting on an article that implicates her as well. I intend to let them publish it, and secretly place Alecto under constant guard.
The narrative frame of Granger describing the DMLE meeting closes.
TONKS: There's one thing that's been bothering me...
GRANGER: Do tell.
You've actually seen Amycus Carrow before. Ze was the one killed in front of the white steps on this page.
I intend to let them publish it implies that Granger has the power to stop the Daily Prophet from publishing a story. This is, in fact, true; a high-ranking Ministry official such as Granger can effectively block any story the Prophet wants to print. If Granger's other implication is correct, and Potter is willing to pursue and kill a person based on accusations in the Prophet, then what do you think of the ethics of this? Is it acceptable to publish a story when you know a person is likely to kill based on what it says? Is it acceptable for another person to stop you from publishing it?