Gay Talese’s questionable ethics

“Talese had an obligation as a citizen to reveal Foos’ creepy, dangerous, illegal behavior, and did not do so.” [Isaac Chotiner – Slate]

Gerald Foos owned a motel with an intricate series of peepholes through which he spied on his customers’ sexual liaisons for 30 years. Journalist Gay Talese kept Gerald Foos’s secret for years. Talese even participated in the voyeurism at least once. Talese did not intend to write about Foos, though eventually Talese did.

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