Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Media Ethics

http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2014/12/19/are-there-no-media-ethics-on-hacked-information/?subscriber=1

A married man talking on the phone to his girlfriend says embarrassing things in his conversation with her.  She illegally tapes the conversation and he loses his sports franchise when she made the tapes public.  The news media reported on the content of the tapes.

Now Sony has been hacked and embarrassing email conversations were leaked.  The media reported on those too.  More hacked information is supposed to be out there and might be intended to punish them if they don't comply with blackmail.

The main stream media seems to have no ethical limits any longer.  Illegally obtained information seems to be published as long as it is embarrassing or salacious.  The woman who illegally taped her boyfriends conversations should have been prosecuted.  Sony should sue those who use their private information.  Our main stream media need to have higher ethical standards; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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