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 September 13, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Online, Surveillance

Saul Relative writes:

The victimization of Erin Andrews through the peeping tom video, at first as an unknowing victim and then as a fully cognizant and mortified victim, is something that should not be dismissed or made light of, even though the ESPN sports reporter went on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Articles in online gossip magazines like and insinuations made by sports bloggers and writers have pointed at Erin Andrews not being the victim of that peeping tom video as well. Some charge that Erin Andrews 1) did not have to acknowledge that the video was of her (it is blurry to the point on non-identification), 2) hyped the issue by calling a press conference, and 3) used it as a means of self-promotion. Even Tom Weir of USA Today offered the subtle rebuke that, although no one should ever have to endure what Erin Andrews went through, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was not a “low-profile way of moving on.” But Erin Andrews reminded those watching “The Oprah Winfrey Show” on Friday that she was the victim of a crime, that someone invaded her privacy, and that her victimization continued long after the peeping tom video was posted to the world wide web.

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