Monday, November 28, 2011
An unanswered ethical question
Just as I went to air today on News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network, CNN proclaimed "Breaking News."
The big news? Yet another woman has come forward to say she had a sexual relationship with Herman Cain.
This one says she had a long-term affair with the GOP presidential hopeful. So, whether this falls into the same category of the previous allegations - that Cain inappropriately and against the will of women over which he held control or sway - remains to be seen. It prompted a discussion about the reporting of ethical and moral concerns. And whether the media are highlighting the wrong issues.
Riley from the UK called to argue that the two issues are completely different.
But Cassandra, also from the UK, argued that going to war presents a moral dilemma. She believes the news media would be better serving the public concentrating on that rather than on Cain's alleged sexual escapades.