Hypocrisy on the Left over nude selfies

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Ben Shapiro, Breitbart.com

Over the weekend, a hacker posted nude photos of actresses including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande, Mila Kunis, Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele, Christina Aguilera, and Kirsten Dunst, among others. This prompted rightful anger on all sides of the aisle, as well as an FBI investigation.

"X-Men: Days Of Future Past" World PremiereThen, comedian Ricky Gervais suggested that perhaps the best way to avoid hacked photos of your naughty bits being distributed on the internet would be for you to not put your naughty bits on your iPhone. It is indisputable that given the technological advances of the past few years, a cautious person would not place pictures of his or her genitals on an iPhone. But Gervais’ comments brought hell down upon him from the Hollywood left, which ignored his point entirely and somehow imagined that Gervais had justified phone hacking. …

This is the hypocrisy of the privacy-first left: they’re all for privacy, except when they’re not. At least right-wingers and libertarians believe that privacy is privacy, and that all communications in private ought to stay that way. Folks on the left believe that Bill Clinton lying before Congress about inserting cigars into the orifices of interns in the Oval Office is a privacy issue, but that Donald Sterling expressing his views on race to his girlfriend in a private phone call is not. …

Donald Sterling: bad guy. Therefore, his privacy is of no account. Actresses: good. Therefore, their privacy is of the highest possible value.


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