During the Sixers' first game this season, a fan had a confrontation with Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook. The fan wound up giving Westbrook the finger (two actually) on live television.
Shortly afterward, that fan was identified via social media. Then, the mainstream media picked up on the story (that fan, apparently, is a urologist).
Should the media have outed the fan?
Are the media ruining the man's reputation by blasting his face and name all over the place?
Or, did he sacrifice his privacy by making such gestures in such a public place?
Also, would you run the video on TV without blurring or otherwise hiding the middle fingers? Would you run the picture in print unaltered?
9 months ago