Friday, May 25, 2012

Great Photo. Would You Run It?

During the Phillies game in St. Louis tonight, a bare-naked dude ran across the field. AP photographer Jeff Roberson captured this fabulous image.

Can you run this online, in print or over the airwaves (on TV)? Should you?

By the way, during broadcasts when streakers hit the field, the TV stations do not show the streaker on air. They don't want to give publicity to clowns interrupting the game.

(AP image via Deadspin)

13 comments:

Rosella Eleanor LaFevre said...

Holy shit, dude. I'd be too busy ROFLing to ever hit "Publish."

Vincent Thompson said...

Yes I would run it but only if it had something of an impact to the overall game itself (example-- due to streaker, pitcher falls down on the mount and hurts himself; he runs into a player and player gets hurt, ect. If I ran the photio, I would put a black strip over his butt as a public service to the readers.

Michael Zahn said...

I think this is worth running depending on the circumstance. If we find out that he is prone to doing these things constantly, this photo may lead to an interview where we find out exactly what goes through a streaker's mind when they decide to pull this off.

Bob Stewart said...

I would strongly consider running it if only to help dispel the myth that only Philly sports fans are nudniks.

Mariel Coughlin said...

That is pretty wild. It brings some spice to the game.

mark said...

I think the only way you could get me to run this, is if I was already trashed and someone bet me a decent amount of money. I probably wouldnt get paid but because I was drunk would forget to care. As far as publishing it, I would, it makes for some excitement to that game. I am sure all the people at the stadium were surprised and most likely cheered him on!

Jasmine Bostick said...

Everybody loves a little shock value. The Phillies would get more publicity. Why not? Well besides the whole bare-ass thing...Censorship is overrated.

Stephen Doyle said...

I would probably run the photo. It would be good for a form of comic relief, especially with the way the Phils have been playing we all need a form of pick me up.

Brielle Colina said...

Isn't the point of news to be real? "Journalism's first obligation is to the truth." Why hide the truth from the public? Air it.

Rebecca Grimm said...

I dont see why you shouldn't run it. Everyone has their "private" parts, and even if families are watching this with young children, this opens up an awesome opportunity for them to have the birds and the bees talk. There is no such thing as bad publicity, so why not?

Amy Shirk said...

Hell yeah I would run it, it's hilarious! It happened, so why hide it?

Dave Cornfield said...

Yeah, I'd run it. As long as there's no direct nudity of course, a butt is nothing serious to me. I'm sure it makes people want to pick that paper up.

Moumita Ghosh said...

Yea I would run this only because it brings excitement to the news and makes people want to read the news more. This is pretty wild and brings more publicity to the news.