The fallout from Tiger Woods’ admission that he had “let (his) family down” with “trangressions” has been spectacular. He’s had 12,000 comments on his website’s “comment on current events.” Newspapers are filled with articles pontificating about whether we expect too much of Tiger, and how it’s going to effect his sponsorship deals. Meanwhile, websites are running profiles of the women alleged to have been involved with the golfer. It all raises a number of questions about how we deal with celebrity, and how this particular celebrity deals with us. Continue reading ‘On air: Do we have a right to judge Tiger Woods?’
Archive for December 3rd, 2009
But do you feel like you understand it? Continue reading ‘What confuses you about the Copenhagen summit?’
After eight years of restrictions under the Bush administration, the US has approved government funding for ‘ethical’ stem cell research. The move has re-opened the debate on the morality of stem cell research and the use of tax-payers to fund it. Should stem-cell research be kept out of politics?
He’s just posted on his website: ‘I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves.’ But he goes on… ‘But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don’t share my view on that…. Continue reading ‘Does Tiger have a point?’