Leaking Information

Continuing on with my last thought, the media has found ways to spy on all aspects of life regarding people of interest to the general public. In this way it brings us onlookers closer to the inside mechanisms of celebrity favorites. This demystifies our natural awe and fascination with the secret lives of stars, and brings their flaws out for us to identify them as mere human beings, much like ourselves.

With that in mind, how exactly does the media infiltrate such intricate details about all kinds of newsworthy people? We’ve all seen the annoying side of the media as shown on TV and in the movies, and thus we have a sense that journalists are highly disliked due to their profession of “digging up dirt.” But as I’ve stated, this process is a necessary tool used to balance out what the politicians DON’T tell us.

Regarding the recent news about Spitzer’s affairs as governor, or rather as not fulfilling the duties of one, the media was right on board to snoop around and document wrongdoing. An interesting source that was used was MySpace.com. The press reported information about Spitzer’s expensive interest, Kristen, using her pictures and quotes off her MySpace page. So much for the privacy policy!

Irrelevant of the legality or morality of such a source, take note and be careful what you post out there in the constantly evolving world of Facebook, MySpace, and other Internet networks.

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