Well, For all we know, the Reporter doesn't want to counter claim your statement, seeing he needs at least 1 death from all alignments, he would probably let all as is play out, or some reason like that to not counter claim your role...
If there is a reporter not counter-claiming then that mean's we have two mafia...
Bughead, and Taylor would be mafia Taylor is the reporter, and told everybody bughead most certainly is the cop (which is negative to the town) although if Bughead is indeed mafia, the town would protect him believing he is truely a cop due to Taylor's thoughts...
Taylor is a third-party, which needs to eliminate the town power rolls (if he is a reporter or mafia)
I find it to be not too effective if he dies here and now, unless he is mafia, in the end he could help the town and mafia but needs power roles to die, so he would play an iffy game to try and survive...
Of course the Reporter wouldn't be quiet. The Town needs to kill Mafia and Jack, Mafia needs to kill Town. No side benefits from killing the Reporter.
I wouldn't be stupid to be part of Mafia and make such a brazen statement, because of the following reasons:
1 - The real Reporter would SURELY appear;
2 - I would need to either name the Cop or one partner by luck. The chances of naming the Cop by luck would be minimal, if I named my partner by luck and died, we would have one person remaining on the game against everybody.
I need power roles to die, but they are not only Town's power roles. Of course, I'll make the best to make them die, but since you already know that the town will be able to take measures and protect them.
Besides, starting from Night 1, if no killer dies, I will have 1 chance out of 3 to get an Anti-Town role in my radar (the killer from Mafia, the Mafia Doctor and the Serial Killer). This is, needless to say, positive to town, seeing how there are also 3 Town Power Roles, one of which was already revealed.
The chances of getting a damaging role is greater than naming town.
Besides, if I die and my role is shown as the reporter, make sure of one thing.
Bughead will die. If he is the Doctor or the Cop, Mafia/SK will go for him. If he is Mafia Doctor, he will be lynched. The chances of him being the Mafia Doctor, though, are the smallest of the batch.
You WILL lose a powerful Town asset if I die.