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Drudge ethics question

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by markvid, Feb 28, 2008.

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  1. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Ok, as usual, fedora boy takes time away from the young male crowd to BREAK THE STORY THAT PRINCE HARRY IS IN AFGHANISTAN!

    Well, as usual, fedora fucker doesn't tell you the WHOLE story. Everyone in the British media has known for months but weren't supposed to tell.
    Of course, rules don't apply to Drudge because he has no one to answer to.
    Get it wrong? Just hit delete, never happened.

  2. He has none.
    Next question.
    The First Amendment guy in me says that the British people have a right to know if the third-in-line to the throne is in harm's way, which apparently this guy is. (Infantry recon? In Afghanistan? Yoikes.) But Closet Case better hope nothing happens to the guy, or his fedora's going to the Tower.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    James Bond vs. Matt Drudge

    I'd pay to see that. Even if the villain lasted only three minutes.
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Bingo. Give Harry credit for pretending he's just a typical British citizen, and a big fuck you to Drudge for telling the Taliban they just got a nice big target.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Shame on the British media
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Can we give our enemies enough credit that they probably don't have to read The Drudge Report to find out what's going on in the world? Get real.
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    How would they know he's there?
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    It's a great story -- on its own merits. The embarassment thrown at the other golden children who have other priorities is a bonus.
  9. markvid

    markvid Guest

    That didn't need to be told until after his tour was over, it's not for Drudge to leave the gay bar long enough to decide what is news and what isn't.
  10. Different media culture, Boom.
    Can't judge them by our standards.
    And HH, could you pick out Prince Harry in a lineup? I couldn't. I doubt the Afghans could. But printing that he was there, and his unit, and what he was doing is a bit too big a hint for me, to say nothing of the fact that his unit probably has to deal with local tribesmen whose loyalties are, shall we say, on offer.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Dick Cheney should feel shame, today -- if he has any sense of shame whatsoever, which is highly debatable.
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member


    Just so Fen can pick him out of a lineup.
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