I’m serious. No matter what the scandal is, it should be flat-out illegal to take photos of somebody through the windows of private property. If an ordinary person stood outside private property peering through windows, it would be illegal Peeping Tomism. The same rule should apply to the media. Throw their butts in jail.
I write this because of this piece on the Petraeus/Broadwell scandal, featuring numerous pictures of Paula Broadwell through the windows of her brother’s house. Broadwell may merit all sorts of criticism. But private property is just that: private. Keelhaul the photographer. If I ran for office, laws against invasive paparrazzi would be part of my platform. They are scum.