Do you think the media has gone too far?

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        Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's whopping breach of marital ethics has touched off a curious ethical dilemma in the media world: In reporting the ongoing fallout from Schwarzenegger's affair with the former housekeeper who gave birth to his child, has the press unduly invaded the privacy of Schwarzenegger's one-time paramour?

        Some major news organizations have exercised restraint, declining to publish the names, photos or any other revealing details about the housekeeper and her son. Others have confirmed the woman's identity, described her home, and splashed her image across TV screens, front pages and web browsers. At its most lurid, the coverage seems akin to stealing an intimate family photo album and scattering its contents around world.

        Do you think the press has gone too far? or she should have known about doing something immoral, illegal, unethical, that will come back to cost the life?

        What's really sad in the situation like this is the innocent children who were just born into mistakes made by adults but will be effected tremendously through their lives.
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        The identity of the woman and the child should have been protected, that's what I learned in school (I'm a journalist myself). There shouldn't be a debate about it, they just shouldn't have published those photos and information.
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        "if it bleeds it leads"
        She was never forced or physically abused by him and they both were married at the time, so they both committed adultery...
        As an actor alone, it is scandalous that he had an illegitimate child.
        As the former Governor of California, it is twice as scandalous.
        Her identity would only be protected if she were raped.
        People love details, sometimes the facts are swept aside.
        As Don Henley lyricised,
        "I make my living off the evening news
        Just give me something, something I can use
        People love it when you lose, they love dirty laundry
        Well, I could've been an actor, but I wound up here
        I just have to look good, I don't have to be clear
        Come and whisper in my ear, give us dirty laundry
        We got the bubbleheaded bleach-blonde, comes on at 5
        She can tell you about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye
        It's interesting when people die, give us dirty laundry
        Can we film the operation? Is the head dead yet?
        You know the boys in the newsroom got a running bet
        Get the widow on the set, we need dirty laundry
        You don't really need to find out what's going on
        You don't really want to know just how far it's gone
        Just leave well enough alone, keep your dirty laundry
        Dirty little secrets, dirty little lies
        We got our dirty little fingers in everybody's pie
        Love to cut you down to size, we love dirty laundry
        We can do the innuendo, we can dance and sing
        When it's said and done, we haven't told you a thing
        We all know that crap is king, give us dirty laundry"
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        What astounds me is the fact that even after the affair was over, the child being born and her and Arnold privately working out the details of child support etc, she had the gall to continue working in the house. What they did was horrible but for her to have the nerve to come into that household every day and look Maria in the eye and continue her job as if nothing happened and collect a paycheque is incomprehensible. She should have quit immediately, not obviously continue working then go on maternity leave and return to her job weeks/months later. I can't wrap my brain on how someone can do that without any remorse or guilt.
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        So true,pogoprincess.

        Can you imagine how painful it is...?
        Discovering which your husband has had an affair is devastating enough but realizing it all happened right under your nose...ugh....geez.
        And what really bothers me the most is that she lied to her spouse from the beginning and let her husband believe that the child was his...
        Why couldn't this person ever imagine what would happen if this all came out?
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        The media goes was too far all the time.  People love to gossip, and rest assured there with be someone that will exploit it.  Arnold was a A-list celebrity married to a member of one of the most powerful families in the United States.  (Not to mention he was the hearthrob of many women.) 
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        Pacer wrote:

        The media goes was too far all the time.  People love to gossip, and rest assured there with be someone that will exploit it.  Arnold was a A-list celebrity married to a member of one of the most powerful families in the United States.  (Not to mention he was the hearthrob of many women.) 


        I notice you use the word "was" Pacer.  Particularly "Arnold was a A-list celebrity" and "Not to mention he was the hearthrob of many women".  Do you think that his "glory days" are over and that people won't want to associate him as being a celebrity any more?

        I can understand why people wouldn't want to support him as a great actor/celeb.

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        Just my personal opnion...the only reason who he became at once, was all based on his wife's political power and nothing more.
        Although I don't doubt his own ambition in that matter but now that he no longer stays in the same circle...I doubt he will be continuing his political movement...
        I won't be surprise to see more of him in the screens.

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