Posts Tagged ‘Tiger Woods

19
Feb
10

On air: Did Tiger Woods need to make a public apology?

Tiger Woods has broken his silence and spoken publicly for the first time since the scandal surrounding his private life erupted in November last  year.  “I was unfaithful, I had affairs, I cheated. What I did was unacceptable.”

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03
Feb
10

Can you be addicted to sex ?

UPDATE 02/02/2010

Jacob Zuma andTiger Woods – what do these men have in common? Some would say – an addiction to sex.

Both Mark and Ros have posted about it (see below). And then there’s the John Terry story currently occupying much of Britain.

A theme that has appeared in this latest rash of high profile cases is the issue of leadership and morality.

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09
Dec
09

On air: Why can’t we take our eyes off Tiger?

I was sitting near one of our most esteemed news programmes yesterday. About 20 minutes before they were on air which website do you think most of the producers were looking at? TMZ.com.

And I’m not saying this as a criticism – I was on it as well. Details were coming through of Tiger Woods’ mother-in-law being taken to hospital, and we all wanted to know more.

I can’t speak for the others, but I wasn’t doing it for professional reasons. Continue reading ‘On air: Why can’t we take our eyes off Tiger?’

03
Dec
09

On air: Do we have a right to judge Tiger Woods?

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?’

03
Dec
09

Does Tiger have a point?

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?’




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