Saturday, March 01, 2008

Freedom v. reckless endangerment

For all that the British press get criticized for terrorizing their celebs and royals, it was an American who let the cat out of the bag that the man third in line for the British throne was fighting in Afghanistan, defeating a press embargo agreed upon by many British news outlets, AP and CNN.

Freedom of the press may be a right, but it must also be a responsibility. The press doesn't exist to self-glorify, to make Matt Drudge a mint, or to spread tall tales, kindergarten-style. If your goal to inform the people means you're willing to recklessly endanger the life of troops, you should find another career.

Perhaps all Drudge is worthy of scooping is Mint Chocolate Chip.


At 8:12 p.m., Blogger Dani B. said...

Not that I'm a huge fan of drudge myself he doesn't do original reporting or writing. He just links to other news sites. Someone else let the cat out of the bag on prince harry, he just linked to it.


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