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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 ...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2192332/Prince-Harry-naked-Vegas-photos-How-British-media-BANNED-publishing-pictures.html
     
  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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