Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Bigger Waves

Editorial pages around the country are beginning to ask the question. Cary Clack of The San Antonio Express-News:
Maybe the tape is subject to the Open Records law and maybe — maybe — it was absolutely essential that reporters and lawmakers view it, even though there's no dispute about what happened. That doesn't lessen the creepiness dimension of adults watching teenagers having sex or for McDade's failure to be more discreet in releasing the tape instead of putting it in circulation like an R. Kelly sex tape. Why is it necessary for anyone in the general public to have that tape?

Sums it up pretty neatly, no?

Big tip of the hat to Jason.

1 comment:

EHT said...

I'm no expert on the Open Records law, but I was amazed when I did a little rearch and found out the tape had been given to private citizens who had asked for the tape. What purpose would my neighbors (because I'm assuming it would be DC residents asking for it) have in wanting to see it? Just seeing that one clip the news kept showing turned my stomach.

Thanks for taking up for me over at History Is Elementary....I linked to the Georgia Code concerning child porn. I just wanted to do my own little bit of reseach regarding how many Google hits I would get looking for the tape. Several...and the number will go up, I'm sure. People just don't get it....the people on the tape are kids...kids who made an extremely poor choice, but kids just the same.