Comments on: Closing a tabloid won’t stop the cheating culture http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/07/07/closing-a-tabloid-wont-stop-the-cheating-culture/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ejm http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/07/07/closing-a-tabloid-wont-stop-the-cheating-culture/#comment-389480 Sun, 10 Jul 2011 08:00:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=27579#comment-389480 one thing that really amazes me,the metropolitan police are tut-tutting about the phone hacking…hang on havnt many of their members received large amounts of money in this sorry saga (allegedly )….perhaps they they might start by putting their own house in order.

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By: ejm http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/07/07/closing-a-tabloid-wont-stop-the-cheating-culture/#comment-389479 Sun, 10 Jul 2011 07:50:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=27579#comment-389479 Well this is a non crime against the rich and famous, oh dear these pampered people dont like it when they are the victims, and not the aggressors, surely anyone knows mobile phones are not ‘safe’, with the many crimes and indignities committed by the ruling elite,against the British people a bit of phone hacking is the least of our worries….most people only talk rubbish on their phones anyway, if the threat of hacking would stop people using phones on buses and trains….HACK ON….HACK ON

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By: ejm http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/07/07/closing-a-tabloid-wont-stop-the-cheating-culture/#comment-389478 Sun, 10 Jul 2011 07:50:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=27579#comment-389478 Well this is a non crime against the rich and famous, oh dear these pampered people dont like it when they are the victims, and not the aggressors, surely anyone knows mobile phones are not ‘safe’, with the many crimes and indignities committed by the ruling elite,against the British people a bit of phone hacking is the least of our worries….most people only talk rubbish on their phones anyway, if the threat of hacking would stop people using phones on buses and trains….HACK ON….HACK ON

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By: takeapill http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/07/07/closing-a-tabloid-wont-stop-the-cheating-culture/#comment-389474 Sun, 10 Jul 2011 04:20:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=27579#comment-389474 The correct word would be Violating. Cheating doesn’t fully describe what is going on. It’s far too soft and indicative of part of the problem.

The phone hacking and the other examples, as provided by the author, are all violations in a society increasingly conditioned to the escalation of anti-social actions of one towards another. These practices are part of a vicious cycle of increasing social and, eventual civil instability.

The author opens the path to this conclusion by his analysis of the consequence of an imbalance, even the abundance, of such chaos. He points out the increasing temptations and difficulties of the ethically responsible to remain competitive within this imbalance.

It’s not like violation is new to humanity. Our forebears have “been there, done that”. Digital and electronic technology isn’t the problem, it’s only the newest gadget, but one that removes physical restraints and tracks of theft or invasion of privacy. So, those whose personal programming is without internal controls, or conscience, do. What’s worse put a few of them together and they have a “bonding” experience. “But ma,” “every body does it.”

It was the realization of these consequences that stands behind the reason we have laws based upon social ethics in the first place. This sort of thing brings a whole new respect for those laws.

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By: JL4 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/07/07/closing-a-tabloid-wont-stop-the-cheating-culture/#comment-389463 Sat, 09 Jul 2011 20:47:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=27579#comment-389463 I wonder how we can expect a shift toward ethical standards and practices when the purchasing public clearly loves the tabloids. They share responsibility. How do we go about convincing the public to stop buying trash tabloids, and to spend their money on ethical news sources?

That said, Murdoch will be fine. They’ll all walk away having learned the lesson of all criminals who escape punishment, “Next time, be more careful so you don’t get caugh.”

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By: ghhugh39 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/07/07/closing-a-tabloid-wont-stop-the-cheating-culture/#comment-389451 Sat, 09 Jul 2011 11:06:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=27579#comment-389451 Dead on David. A huge amount is at stake for the Murdoch machine and everything legally should be done to put him and his likes in the Dock.

He has been abusing innocent people for Decades and now the time has come to pay the Piper.

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By: Asaki http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/07/07/closing-a-tabloid-wont-stop-the-cheating-culture/#comment-389437 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 19:42:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=27579#comment-389437 I absolutely agree with the author of this article and what ever decisions are to to be taken by the authorities there is going to be others who may sleep through the nets.The reason is that is about money where there is plenty of money to be made cheating becomes rampant in every works of life.You do not have to read that much before detecting the false stories circulating in order to boost ratings.These dangerous precedents have to end.

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By: DLTooley http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2011/07/07/closing-a-tabloid-wont-stop-the-cheating-culture/#comment-389434 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 18:41:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=27579#comment-389434 A curious parallel to this story is the impact, and means, of social media. There is no doubt that it will have an impact, and perhaps be as ‘yellow’ as ‘News of the World’, or, for that matter a Super-Pac attack ad…

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