According to Luke Ford, Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, a haredi, LA-based rabbi and polemicist, has this to say about blogs and abuse:
“Halakhicly, you should not read blogs. It is not our business to punish people. Vengeance is not a Jewish idea except for in a court of law.”
“In some cases, a cover-up is not the worst thing.”
“Discretion is not the worst thing.”
“Cities should put together a special law court, beit din, for issues of abuse. Chicago put together a special beit din for issues of abuse. I guess there will be such a thing in Los Angeles.”
“Journalistic exposure is a last resort. The zeal to go after an accused abuser [often leads to bad results].”
While it is true Adlerstein dismisses the idea that halakha forbids going to police or warning others about abusers, his "solution" to the abuse problem is foolish at best. This type of "solution" is what gave us 40 years of Rabbi Yehuda Kolko's abuse, and Kolko is not a lone example.
But one piece of Rabbi Adlerstein's advice is good. He holds
blogs most blogs (because they traffic in 'personal destruction') should not be read. I suggest you all take him up on that by refusing to read the blog he and his fellow abuse coverup expert Avi Shafran write for.