We bandied about that topic on this week’s edition of Capitol Square (partial podcast here, not sure where or when the complete one will be up).
TMZ.com utilizes a tabloid-style of journalism for content. The message is gossip-worthy, no question there. And it’s spot-on for the kind of information TMZ publishes. And for sure, people want to and will and have and are going to read it.
But does that mean it should be published? No one has to read or hear it who doesn’t want to. On the other hand, Alec Baldwin is a public figure, but his daughter isn’t.
Was harm minimized? Or, as Paul Kostyu suggest on Capitol Square, is this just another case of how blogs seem, to some, to purposely maximize harm, in the interest of…I’m not really sure what?