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Naked Prince Harry and Journalistic Ethics....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by britwrit, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    You're a British tabloid editor. You (along with several other papers) get hold of snaps of a naked Prince Harry cavorting in a Las Vegas hotel suite with several young women (http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/21/prince-harry-naked-photos-nude-vegas-hotel-party/)

    Do you (a) publish away! or, (b) write about them but decline to actually publish, like the Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2191845/Naked-Prince-Harry-pictured-cavorting-nude-girl-VIP-suite-raucous-Vegas-holiday.html)?

    By appearances, the British press has chosen the latter, with the outcry going up that they've been neutered... (http://news.sky.com/story/975950/nude-harry-snaps-papers-neutered-by-leveson)
  2. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    If you're a British tabloid editor, you've hit the jackpot here.

    This is their dream scenario.

    That said, working for the Daily Mail is a steady job, but there are other aspirations to be pursued if one enjoys practicing the written word.
  3. J-School Blue

    J-School Blue Member

    Like being a paperback writer?
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Thanks. That song is stuck in my head now.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Why wouldn't your run them?

    Afraid of running afoul of the What Happens In Vegas, Stays in Vegas law?
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    It's not like the Royals can order beheadings any more. Fuck it. Run that baby.
  7. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    So much for freedom of the press ...

  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    And banning doesn't really carry the cachet it used to. Anyone in Great Britain with a computer has seen the photos. Banning didn't do shit.
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