None of our business

A journalist who wants to be taken seriously shouldn’t ask silly questions and a paper that wants to be taken seriously shouldn’t publish them.

Carolyne Meng-Yee asked Peter Davis if he showered with his wife and if he enjoyed sex and the HOS was silly enough to publish it.

There are few occasions when those would be legitimate questions for a journalist to ask and this interview wasn’t one of them.

It’s none of our business.

(And this is not an invitation for comments on the Davis-Clark personal life because that’s not our business either).

7 Responses to None of our business

  1. As public figures whose views on their own marriage are well-documented (see Bryain Edwards book, the Head and Shoulders feature, etc), I would say the couple are fair game.
    Just as any political couple; like the Keys, the Clintons, etc.
    But as I blogged over at No Minister, I would say Peter Davis came across quite well. I even found myself warming to him.

  2. homepaddock says:

    FM – No. regardless of whether their views on marriage are public or not whether or not he enjoys sex isn’t our business.

  3. nznative says:

    As public figures and a longtime couple their sex lives ( with each other ) are fair game ???????? .

    Sure if your a voyer, pervert or some kind of missionary position moralist.

    Otherwise the interviewer stepped over the line of good manners and decent behavior.

    Creepshow stuff

  4. QoT says:

    You know what really gets me about that? That the “journalist” says it’s “an inevitable question”. NO IT’S NOT. The man commented on an ad, said he thought some ads were over-sexualised, and then (clearly sensing the kind of muckraking gossip columnist he was dealing with) states that he’s not a prude. That’s only an “inevitable question” if you’re the Herald on Sunday and you’re desperate to get some readers.

  5. The dude abides says:

    Not only is it not an inevitable question, but to print his embarassed reply is in poor taste.

  6. homepaddock says:

    That is strange behaviour showing a complete lack of judgement, Joe.

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