Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dear stupid, hypocritical wanks.


Regarding your insufferable whining and mewling about the inviolable sanctity of privacy: Please shut the hell up.

Thank you.

WHY, YES, THAT'S DIFFERENT. And to defuse the inevitable pissing and moaning in that direction, in one case, the privacy "violation" involved an aide involved in the conversation doing the taping -- with full knowledge of both parties, of course -- then stupidly losing the recorder, at which point it ended up in the possession of a journalist who -- for five months -- tried valiantly to return the device to its owner, who never bothered to pick it up.

In the earlier incident, the taping was done secretly (and probably illegally) without the consent of those being taped.

Yeah, it's different, all right. And I'll leave it up to you to puzzle out which of those two was sleazier.

Think hard -- it'll come to you.

2 comments:

Cherniak_WTF said...

but.. but... but that's different...

Ti-Guy said...

In the earlier incident, the taping was done secretly (and probably illegally) without the consent of those being taped.

Unlike in the US, in Canada, you don't need the consent of the other parties to tape a telephone conversation. It is however required that the other parties know you are participating in the conversation. I think the NDP didn't make a bigger issue out of this because they didn't want to get distracted at the time.

The fact that it was the government doing the taping was, to my mind, the worst part of it.