Judging the Private Lives of Public OfficialsA. Summary
In the article of J. Patrick Dobel: Judging the Private Lives of Public Officialsdiscusses four topics; first
is the “public claims of public officials,” it merely talks about
what the privacy means which the private lives of public officials must be respected alsoeven though they occupied positions in the government. Right to privacy
is not just aright of individuals; it is their fundamental right
that granted by the State to them whichthe public officials are part of it.But there are several reasons why the private lives of public official have beenvulgarize to the public. First, the media become an eye of the public interest to know theprivate lives of the public officials. Second, the media became gatekeepers to the officeof political parties that has been decline and to be more people focused. Third, inpolitics there are always a competition in a certain position which the media is their wayto spread scandals of their co
competitor; humiliate other people for their own interest. And lastly, since the public officials have an obligation to serve the public, here is the
issue of the public’s right to know about the lives of their public o
fficials that are sat inthe offices of the government of their country.The second topic that was discussed
is the “office and relevance,”
it is about theresponsibility of public officials to act on behalf of the citizens of their country. It is their obligation to speak and act for the public. J. Patrick Dobel indicated a theory that
Right of a person to be free from unwarranted publicity.
Those which have their origin in the express terms of the Constitution or which are necessarily to beimplied from these terms.