(Stillness in the Storm Editor) If you needed any more evidence that the media is full of hypocrisy, this is it. The whole point of journalism is to reveal the truth to the people—that’s the ideal every journalist should be striving for. But when so-called reporters and their corporate facilitators try to become the arbiters of truth, saying “… it’s illegal to possess these stolen documents, [but] it’s different for us …” you know integrity has been sold to the highest bidder.
Furthermore, the golden rule of law applies to all people, regardless of who they are or what they claim to be doing. Granted, privacy is something that should be maintained within high ethical standard. But when private discussions have a deleterious effect on other people, those affected people have a lawful right to seek and discover the truth.
If people in your town conspired to poison the water supply, a whistleblower revealing this to the public is not acting unethically or unlawfully. In fact, it is their moral duty to stop harm when it is discovered—this is our responsibility to each other as free and sovereign individuals. When a person or group seeks to harm others and requires secrecy to do so—which is a backbone of corruption—those who gain knowledge of this are heroes when they reveal this harmful activity to those who would have been harmed.
But to be clear, this doesn’t mean no one has a right to privacy and that we should be scrutinizing everyone in some kind of all-powerful, watchdog police-state. But when experience reveals that individuals could be acting nefariously, it is well within ethical bounds to investigate such people, preferably by using overt means (like upfront investigation)—asking for disclosure about correspondence before covert means are employed.
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The mainstream media’s thought police are no longer hiding their movements as they patrol what readers can and cannot read, possess, or access. Chris Cuomo now even says as much.
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