When Journalists Are So Selfish They Think Only About Their Fame
I often wonder what is wrong with people on this planet? What I mean by that is; why do some people never consider others? Why do some people never think about how their behaviour affects others? What sort of person goes out to destroy another person's life?
In particular we seem to be living in an age now that there is no respect or privacy for anyone when it comes to online or news. These days we are subjected to photos of murders, terrorism, victims of bombs, nudity, and the list goes on. Everyone is a 'reporter' filming on their iPhones in the hope they will become online famous and go viral.
This month I had a first-hand experience with such nastiness. I was covering a story for my blog, Sydney Chic, on a beauty treatment by Dr Pico. This is laser treatment that can remove tattoos and rejuvenate skin. I was having the skin rejuvenation. As I sat in the clinic for my second treatment, without warning, a journalist and camera crew trespassed onto the premises. I was shocked.
In a nutshell, this woman, was so desperate for her few minutes of fame she was dragging up a story about Dr Keith Kolodjez's past; something that happened elven years ago. FYI It was to do with rehabilitation. You can read the story here.
What happened 11 years ago has gone. We all make mistakes. We usually learn from them. Dr Keith Kolodjez is a registered medical practitioner in Australia and does amazing work in Emergency in a hospital and fly-in fly-out medical practice. His clinic for laser surgery is a business that he sometimes works in. I have never witnessed such a witch hunt in my life.
For her (the journalist) she knew she was dragging up old dirt that is not relevant today. She didn't give a second thought how she could ruin this man and his family. This is a selfish human being who should hang her head in shame. The same goes for the reporter in the Daily Mail who did the same.
The good news is that there has been quite a backlash of people also commenting on how wrong this was.
I hope in 20 years time these two young reporters look back in shame and realise that what they did was terribly unfair.