Our digital past haunting us

I have commented earlier on the loss of privacy from online activities and the fact that prior actions of candidates may come back to haunt them in a YouTube/cellphone era.

Now the latest…Bill Maher has indicated he has hoarded embarrassing clips of  Christine O’Donnell’s (the Senate Republican nominee from Delaware) appearances on his show, Real Time With Bill Maher, and will reveal one a week until she comes on his show.

The first one he’s aired is her appearance on the show in 1999, concerned her dabbling in witchcraft.


One response to “Our digital past haunting us

  1. I’m not sure how this relates to loss of privacy. Every embarrassing statement you’ve described, was uttered on national television in front of a studio audience. A public statement made in 1999 is hardly out of bounds. The American public needs a longer memory, not a shorter one.

    That said, I don’t happen to care whether O’Donnell thinks she dabbled in witchcraft when she was younger. Her opponent was younger, too, when he described himself facetiously as becoming “a bearded Marxist“. I don’t care that she did something silly in the past. I care that she’s now doing something hypocritical.

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