Unformatted text preview: Meanwhile, this story’s publication could be construed as a highly offensive and objectionable act because Jones would be treated differently by people who read this story. The difference in treatment, as a direct result of the story, would damage his feelings and his public perceptions, thus restating that this is indeed an issue of privacy. Jones is not prominent on campus in any activities or groups, and therefore he is a private citizen. Since he is a private citizen, he would have legal recourse against the newspaper for disclosure of private facts. He declined the reporter’s interview and he even said that he did not approve of his former roommate divulging his personal information, yet the story was still produced. For this reason, it is clear that the reporter was negligent in the creation of the story, and Jones would have a very good chance at winning a lawsuit....
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- Fall '08
- Law, Joe Jones, extensive power, Griffin Warner