Hansen Unplugged: Are we better for it???

Dale Hansen

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Hansen Unplugged: Are we better for it???

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by Dale Hansen / WFAA-TV

wfaa.com

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 6:19 PM

i've wanted to write this for awhile now   ...  but everybody needed to back up and calm down   ....  and then maybe we can think about privacy in america again
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especially as it pertains to our celebrities  ...  and the celebrities in sports
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cowboys owner jerry jones caught on a hidden phone camera a couple of weeks ago  ....   apparently over-served by an irresponsible bartender   ...  and being   -  well   -   being jerry jones in a bar
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a man in a bar -   i like a great deal by the way
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i think the invasion of his privacy was outrageous   ...  and yet there are some among us who believe that anybody   -  and any website  -   can do anything they want
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i can't imagine the world those people want to live in    ...  a world where a public figure is fair game   ... a world where anyone with a smart phone   ...      we really do need to stop selling smart phones to dumb people  -  we really do   ....    can secretly record what is thot to be a private conversation  ...  is not the world i want to live in
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it's not the world i grew up in either    ...   and in that case anyway  ...  it was a better world   ..    mickey mantle was my boyhood baseball idol    ...  and i didn't know
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babe ruth was and is to many  ...   still the king of all time   ...   and i didn't know
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tiger woods is being hounded and severely criticized for the private life he chose to live   ...   and former fans are saying now he should be banned from the game  ....    becuz he tarnishes the great game  .....    once played by the likes of jack nicklaus and arnold palmer
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if tiger woods continues to play the way he did   ...   he'll break the nicklaus record in a couple of years   ...  but if he continues to play the way he did   ....    he won't ever break arnold palmer's record   .....   and i didn't know
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if we had the internet we have now when i was a kid  ...  martin luther king wouldn't have been able to lead the civil rights movement   .....   general eisenhower couldn't have the led the troops in europe and he wouldn't have been president   ...   and john kennedy wouldn't have been either
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fdr mite have won his 1st election  ...   never a 2nd let alone 4   ....  and thomas jefferson  ....   who wrote 1 of the greatest pieces of work ever written   ....   couldn't write our constitution today   ....    becuz now we'd know
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are we better for it now  ...   are we really   ....   i've been told and heard many times that anything a public figures says or does   ....   at any time or place   ...  is fair game and we need to know
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no we don't   ...  
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even the most public figure is entitled to a little privacy   ...   we need to protect the sanctity of the bar

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