THE SON OF a state representative/ gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota was busted for underage drinking - while on the payroll of his father's campaign.
An alternative weekly newspaper broke the story and used old facebook pictures (above) of the 20-year old.
This is a two-part ethical dilemma:
1). Is the kid newsworthy? Just because his father is involved in politics and is a candidate to become governor, should the son also be considered fodder for the news media?
2). Is it acceptable for the media to publish images from facebook?
6 months ago