Press ‘excesses’ of this century and last prompt calls for privacy protection
Emergence of privacy rights rattles media
Press ‘excesses’ — of this century and last — prompt calls for privacy protection
Press advocates worry that privacy will trump First Amendment rights
Debate brews over balancing test between privacy and press rights
“The press is overstepping in every direction the obvious bounds of propriety and of decency.”
This damning observation of the news media appears in an article taking journalists to task for breaching the sanctity of the home — specifically in connection with their coverage of private social events.
The authors further contend that reporters “have invaded the sacred precincts of private and domestic life; and numerous mechanical devices threaten to make good the prediction that ‘what is whispered in the closet shall be proclaimed from the house-tops.’”