Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sins of the media

The pursuit and investigation of a guy who simply asked questions to a political candidate who was knocking on doors in his neighbourhood is precisely the kind of reporting that undermines the credibility of the media. It also sends a dreadful message to people in a democracy: stick your head up and your life is no longer your own. Your professional qualifications, your job, even privacy about your debts become media fodder, to be publicly, used, manipulated and criticized by strangers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Manipulated? Just how were his professional qualifications, job, even privacy manipulated?