Journalism

After realizing he turned his friend into a cam girl, he immediately shut off the ‘scope’ and said “let’s all pretend that didn’t happen.” Addendum: I got a follow-up email from the writer here. “Thanks man. Is it going to get on the front page and be posted on the Thought Catalog Twitter? I got Amanda Oleander to read it and tweet it out. She has 500,000 followers on Periscope.”

Journalism — ethical journalism — has been a great force for good in the world, but it’s also been a great force for senseless, pointless intrusion in people’s lives and destruction of people’s privacy for nothing more than quick bucks off of gossip.