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They Are Who We Thought They Were: Sex Sells in Case of Erin Andrews

By David Xaviel is the Hobby Horse On July - 30 - 2009

In the past few weeks since the controversial video of Erin Andrews that was obtained through illegal means, there has been plenty of rancor from both sides of the issue.

On one side, the pervs that have been conditioned into thinking that it is okay to invade someone's privacy if enough people would agree.

It is a reminder to me that privacy cannot be subjected to a vote. 

Similar to that old abstract question on the dangers of mob-rule, "If a group of people voted to rape someone, would that make it okay?"

On the other side, we have the colleagues and journalists of Andrews that have used this issue to attack the ethics of bloggers.

That, because Internet trolls have gone looking for the video, it must have come from them: right?

The answer: I don't know.

The nature of the video has suggested that it could have been an inside job by ESPN or another news outlet in pursuit of greed, not some amateur with no ways and means.

After all, bloggers have been putting the sports media out of business

This story about Erin Andrews though seems strangely similar to the one about Jerod Morris—the guy who libeled Raul...

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