door stepping

How low can the media sink?


It’s not been at all hard to take the high road over the last week and a bit. ? With my media colleagues reveling in my private communications and enjoying what they think is the damage they are doing, they don’t understand it has set a new expectation: ? private media emails are now in play.

I’m not going there unless I’m forced to. ?I think confidences are necessary. ?As is some level of respect and professionalism.

But it does show the media’s self imposed thresholds as to what goes and what doesn’t have significantly changed.

We’re seeing a lot more door stepping, a lot more gotcha journalism, and an erosion of privacy.

I get the irony, as I have myself been rightfully accused of not respecting those boundaries. ? The problem is, some media luminaries were micro-leaking bits and pieces from my hacked private correspondence on Twitter yesterday.

Think about that for a minute. ?This isn’t the hacker. ?This isn’t Whaledump, or a left blog or a political party. ?These are professional journalists that have access to my private emails care of the hackers, and they are deliberately picking little tidbits to reveal in personal Tweets.

This isn’t journalism the way I know it. ?And it isn’t what they were told in ethics class, I’m sure.

But people in the same company were doing this yesterday: ? Read more »