Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/24

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Subject: [Leica] ethics
From: "Johnny Deadman" <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 01:09:40 +0000

> I'll back down SLIGHTLY since the subject was willing . . . BUT, as a general
> rule I believe deception is contrary to the purpose and ideals of journalism
> and therefore ANY deception is unethical.

Hmmm. So that documentary I made that exposed brutality in a psychiatric
hospital and caused a year long public inquiry, that involved deception in
order to get the statements from the patients out of the hospital, and our
cameras in, was unethical?

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Johnny Deadman

"Never run after your own hat. Others will be delighted to do it - why spoil
their fun?" - Mark Twain