Highlight name in the story, right click, Search for "%name%", read down results page, find Amazon review, read review. Took probably 3 minutes.
I do this for almost everyone in the news I have never heard of before, even other websites, no matter the context.
And trust me, almost every person who hires people will do a web search for the person's name these days as well.
Don't like that people will judge you for what you post publicly? Then don't post your opinion publicly (using your real name).