You would think that if your home was broken in to these holidays and your stuff stolen and then sold, you would be safe to lay the blame squarely at the feet of those who broke into your home and those who then sold your stuff and pocketed the money.
You would be wrong.
In the upside down world of media ethics these days it is actually the victim’s fault but only if the theft is hacking. Some how when the theft is online and the fence who benefits financially is the MSM it is actually your fault. Interestingly,the writer can only come up with one solution to protecting yourself. Forget about using e-mail contraception, the only real protection available is not to have online intercourse at all. A solution that is as ridiculous as it is impractical.
Just like the people who condemned the girl for getting pregnant ( It wouldn’t have happened if you had kept your legs shut) those who get hacked and their lives dissected by the Media for profit should have stepped away from the keyboard.
There is a lesson for us all in the continuing revelations from stolen Sony emails being splashed over worldwide media. It is a lesson that Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairwoman Amy Pascal could have benefited from before sending emails with racist comments about President Obama. Or an email calling Leonardo DiCaprio’s behaviour “absolutely despicable” when he decided to pull out of a planned Steve Jobs biopic.
The lesson is a very simple one. It is that when you are writing an email (or any other corporate document), imagine that it will inevitably one day end up on the internet for everyone to see…
The emails of Amy Pascal and other Sony Pictures’ executives reveal damaging internal discussions about business practices and commentary on a wide range of people – including Angelina Jolie – that the company relies on to do their business.
It is hard to imagine how those involved can retain their credibility as more of the emails become public.