UNITED STATES—Ok, in the past few weeks some alarming things have been uncovered about Sony Pictures Entertainment as private emails from studio execs were unleashed to the public. The leaks are the result of hackers who are not pleased with the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy “The Interview” which puts the spotlight on North Korea and its ruthless leader.
The big question that has many discussing is rather the media has continued the agenda of the hackers by exposing emails that were probably expected to remain private. Actress Angelina Jolie, actor Kevin Hart and President Barack Obama were just a few of the individuals who found themselves making headlines over the internet in the past week.
I don’t think it’s worth discussing the specifics of the emails, but some inappropriate comments and thoughts were unleashed that people were probably hoping would stay hidden. I recalled watching something on television about accountability. That is so important. If you’re willing to write something in an email that is disgusting in tone and manner, you better be prepared to take the backlash if that information were to be unleashed to the masses.
The issue of journalistic integrity has placed the limelight on the media, which causes me to question rather the information that was leaked was newsworthy or not. I guess that depends on who is consuming the information. With the internet, we all consume ‘news’ in massive amounts, hence the QUOTATIONS around the word news.
Let’s face it, lots of things that find themselves making headlines are not necess