Let’s talk about that photo of Al Franken groping a sleeping woman | Poynter

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Let’s talk about that photo of Al Franken groping a sleeping woman | Poynter

Absent the approval of the victim, might one have otherwise deemed it an invasion of privacy, vaguely akin to naming a rape victim? Legally, Maddow was correct. The woman, radio talk show host Leeann Tweeden, circulated the photo herself. Ethically? What should one do, regardless of her consent? A lawyer for a prominent media organization says it’s degrading and juvenile. A description would make the point, perhaps even being worse for Franken.

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