Politicians make decisions that affect our everyday lives to the very state of defense for our country, and the media seems to personify personal parts of their lives. Should the press be allowed to interfere in and report on political figures personal lives? Some say they should, the people have a rite to know how an elected office candidate acts on said persons casual life. Others argue it's an intrusion on privacy. It is my belief that these people run our country, but they all have personal lives that should be respected for the following reasons dignity, respect, and even suicide. To begin with dignity is a base foundation of a person.
Without dignity what good is a person's word. Allowing the mass media to report on personal lives causes a direct loss of the subject's personal dignity, and can lead to mistrust among voters and peers. When dignity is compromised scandals are allowed to run rampant. Scandals can affect a politicians public image, and voters and the general public may gain a misleading image of the candidate and ignore the person's actual stance on issue therefore swaying voters to believe a false image.
And example of this is the current president George Bush while his public image portrayed by the media is a redneck moron who used to do cocaine in 9/11 incident. In addition respect is the basic respect for people is what builds a society, and unfortunately our country drives on disrespecting celebrity and political figures lives it's what America craves. The disrespect for politicians in the media grows every day. It is an affront to all common decency in society, and portrays a less than barbaric view on our country.
This lack of respect towards a person's privacy makes it hard for the ones in the lime light to even live normally. They can't even get a coffee in the local star bucks without attracting the media even though not many of them drink star bucks. This is a direct disregard for a politician's rite to a private life. Finally the Medias reporting on scandals can lead to the unfortunate events even suicide.
It is a dark topic but one that must be said, the media can be directly responsible for ruining a persons life. People who are used to power and influence can sometimes become crushed when they loose said power or influence. One such example of a media related suicide was a British politician who was ruined by the media and committed suicide while publicly addressing the issue. The media is directly responsible for this mans life. In conclusion Politicians are people to, and the disrespect for there lives can affect there dignity, and can lead to defamation of character. The Medias coverage of their personal lives can ruin respect for a political figure.
So it is important to research facts about politics and not just believe the ocean of scandals and wrong images the media portrays.