Essay on Freedom From The Press

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It is so egocentric how the media and fans of the celebrities think that anytime these humans are having issues in their personal life that they have a right to an explanation and/or public statement.
Many people will argue that once they took that career path they gave up their right to privacy. All humans have a right to privacy especially with regard to family issues. Carrying on the right attitude when you are going through a difficult time is not easy; imagine every aspect of your life being played out on television at the same time. It is selfish to take these peoples misery so that we the public can be entertained.
When John Travolta’s’ son Jett Travolta died reportedly from a seizure and hitting his head on a bathtub so much
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Recently he was alleged to have several extramarital affairs. From the moment the story broke, the media fueled the controversy with interviews of some of the alleged women. His wife and children had to go into hiding because the media began stalking them. His wife and children are the biggest victims and yet the media is out trying to get pictures as if the devastation in their hearts can be photographed. The most appalling demands, not requests, were coming from the fans and media. They wanted him to explain how exactly he did it, why and to apologize. While I understand that he endorses several products, in this situation it does not need him to divulge scantily details. What exactly does this solve? The most he needed to do is issue a statement apologizing to his fans for any hardship this is causing and address the fact that this is an issue between his wife and him.
Eventually, Mr. Woods held a worldwide press conference and as expected, the media critics and public have questioned much including his sincerity because he read from a script and did not cry. Why is this important? Why bother trying to satisfy the media and fans when their hunger for ratings and entertainment is as big as any addiction being reported. Now imagine the money machine these stories become and the people who pop out of the woodwork to get their fifteen minutes of fame, while the real victims suffer in hiding.

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