Thursday, June 25, 2009

No Privacy Anymore

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Just after South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted to a yearlong extramarital affair, his state's largest newspaper posted online romantic, suggestive e-mails that it says were exchanged between the chief executive and his Argentinian lover.

I'm not feeling sorry for Mark Sanford getting caught with his affairs. Anybody who lives a public life should have known better than to think he would get away with it.

But what bugs the shit out of me is somebody thinking private emails need to be published.
How did the paper get these?
And why did they even seek them in the first place?
This is not journalism. And the public does not have the right to know everything about a person, even a public person such as this.

I hope there is an investigation, and that somebody pays a price, a steep one, for this.


RW said...

I don't know. Sanford made it worse for himself by being so morally outraged by Chief Dick Bill Clinton during his romps. That's what makes it so God awful. Screw them all. No matter what party. The H word is the H word.

Bike Bubba said...

I would prefer not having to read the details, and definitely prefer not to have to explain it to my kids at this point. Privacy aside, there is something amiss about this.

my name is Amanda said...

I agree, Gino. I find it very distasteful, and had to change the channel when they started airing that crap.

Robi1 said...

At NO time is it okay to publically publish private E-mails without permission of one or both of the parties involved. It's akin to wiretapping or voyeuristic eavesdropping in my mind.

If this is "okay" to do, then we must acknowledge that privacy and decency among citizens is finally dead. As it is, I can hear the death rattle of the US Constitution at the hands of the "Living Document" dopes.

Robi1 - out.