Pri­vacy thing of the past

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - OPINION -

it is no won­der that peo­ple are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly cyn­i­cal about the me­dia, which i think is un­for­tu­nate.

in the u.S., demo­cratic rep. rashida tlaib, in a pri­vate gath­er­ing of democrats, used a strong ex­ple­tive to ex­press how she feels about don­ald trump. Some­body uses (prob­a­bly) a cam­era to record her. that per­son then puts it on the in­ter­net and the me­dia puts it out on tv and print me­dia.

i guess that means that, when promi­nent folks are in pri­vate meet­ings (and i em­pha­size pri­vate), they can­not ex­press their feel­ings. i guess it also means that be­fore any pri­vate meet­ing of promi­nent folks they are go­ing to have to ask if any­one present is a mem­ber of the me­dia and, if so, to leave. then peo­ple will have to be told to put away any record­ing medium.

How­ever, in this mod­ern world i am sure that some­body will try to record the pri­vate event to gain their 15 min­utes of fame.

Sad. Terry Taller Ottawa

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