Monday, June 13, 2011

How Politicians Get Burned by Modern Media - NYTimes.com

Excerpt from a timely politics and privacy reality check

We could blame the transparency of our age, a time when the words “online” and “privacy” should never be juxtaposed. While the keyboard creates an atmosphere of intimacy — you can ask Representative Anthony Weiner about that — digital culture is the opposite of private. If it is typed, linked or attached, it will eventually become known. And as the line between celebrity and governance has been erased, the press tradition of staying away from the private lives of public officials has been rubbed out.

How Politicians Get Burned by Modern Media - NYTimes.com

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