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Thursday, August 04, 2005

NY Times: How low can they go?

According to the Drudge Report, the New York Times has had an investigative reporter digging through the adoption records of Judge John Roberts' two children, ages 4 & 5. Frankly, that is getting way to personal for my liking. Did they give any thought to the effect on the Roberts family if they find something (which they won't)? They have no right to be rifling through those types of records without cause, and whatever they find would be used for no other purpose then to ruin the lives of both Judge Roberts and his children. John Roberts has more than enough money to conduct a perfectly legal adoption, and I'm sure he knows enough about the law to make sure that nothing fishy was going on during the adoption process. There is simply no evidence to suggest that the Times had any reason at all to look at those documents!

If, as the Times claims, this is all part of a standard background check; then they need to take a serious look at changing their policies. Whether their story is about John G. Roberts or Joe G. Schmo, they have no business prying that deep into someone's private life!


At Fri Aug 05, 09:11:00 AM MDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the parent of an adopted 5 year old, I too am outraged that the Times, Congress, or anyone would attempt to get into such records.

No legitimate good can come of such investigation, assuming that the adoption process was handled in a legitimate/legal manner. If the adoption process was "clean", then no further investigations of adoption records should be allowed. There is no "need to know" or "right to know" about the children on the part of the public or any investigation.

This is akin to a moral and ethical crime, and plays only to mean spirited politics and tabloids that cover such clap-trap.


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