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Coming to a Chicago Tribune Near You - More About Bartman


A friend of mine sent this to me - it comes from a site where reporters post their stories and seek comment from experts. I have removed the contact information so nobody spams the writer.

Originator name     xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Organization name     Chicago Tribune
Originator type     Journalists
Subject     Steve Bartman and the Art of Privacy   
Sent date     Sep 23 2011, 12:08 PM

I'm looking for a media analyst who can speak to anonymity and the disappearance of privacy in our times. Steve Bartman, a once-anonymous Cubs fan, has engineered this trick after becoming infamous for trying to catch a foul ball that prevented the Cubs from earning an important out in the 2003 playoffs. Nobody has heard from him since. How difficult is this? Is it the right approach?

I find it interesting that the Trib is going to do an article on privacy, and in doing so, will once again be violating his privacy by spreading his name all over the pages and linking him to the 2003 debacle.  Does anybody actually want to read this story? I wish they would just drop it and leave the guy alone.

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