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.
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.