THE SPANISH MEDIA are legally barred from running images of their prime minister's teenage daughters. The rationale is that the daughters are not public figures and, therefore, they have a right to privacy.
Well, the Spanish delegation came to the United Nations, kids in tow, and they met President Obama. Then they had their picture taken with Obama by a State Department photographer. The images were put on the State Department's flickr site. The Spanish media found the images and ran the above, distorted version in some newspapers.
Should the Spanish media have withheld the images (which are the first ever public images of the two girls)? Are the children of sitting United States presidents fair game for the media? Or should the media refrain from running or airing images of politicians' children?
6 months ago