Monday, October 19, 2009

Not all lawyers are rats!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "Stockades, voyeurism and used fruits and veggies!"

If what “Truth to Power” does is defined by voyeurism – imagine the charge that can be made against the various media forums in this world. They often take a news story – whether it is about a famous movie person or a sports star – and sell millions of dollars in advertising as the public tries to grasp every opportunity to read the inside track on some tragedy.

I don’t know that exposing criminal, unethical and inappropriate activities will ever be seen as making the public froth at the mouth and have some perverse public mob mentality as is being alleged with the gallows – but in my view it certainly does create some ability to have transparency in a profession that is ridden with bad jokes about the unethical practices that it has become known for.
Dear Anonymous:

Thank you for writing. The first part of your comments speak to the issue of society's fascination with celebrities and the media exploitation of it.

If you haven't already we'd recommend you obtain an August 6, 2007 copy of MacLeans magazine.

There's a 4 page interview with Philip Slayton a former (retired) Bay Street (Toronto) corporate lawyer. His book is a very interesting read - a real eye-opener!
It makes what The Public Eye is doing all the more remarkable and commendable.
Truth To Power (;

Clare L. Pieuk


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