Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Unacceptable Intrusiveness

The current revelations about the lengths to which some newspapers will go to for a story beggar belief. This intrusion is wrong. It has an extra dimension when murdered children and their families are concerned. The outcome of this 'phone hacking' story will only be known in the future. Media revelations about instutional criminal activity and moral failings have served society well in recent years. Now the same rigorous standards need to be applied to media as the spotlight is shone into their workings. Certain media people and groups seem prepared to do anything, no matter how intrusive or insensitive, to get their story. The withdrawal of newspaper advertising by some companies is an encourgaing sign.   A T

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