I remember a documentary on some of the first presidents of the 20th century, including Dwight Eisenhower. Back in those days, the reporters would show up at the White House and wait for a statement from the president, and then when there wasn't one, they'd just go home for the day. They didn't hang around trying to get a story, they just went home. But that doesn't exactly get people picking up the print, so they've become steadily more aggressive in their tactics until it's beyond ridiculous. I understand people want to know what's going on, but I'd hate to be the President or a celebrity these days because there's a team of reporters ready to follow you EVERYWHERE. If you go to the store to get milk late at night, someone's snapping a picture of you. Your dress accidentally messes up, you're front page.
Personally? I think it's all retarded. I don't really follow much press, so some of this stuff comes out of left field. I know newspapers face stiff competition to sell, but they shouldn't be hounding people day and night, performing illegal actions and whatnot. That's just wrong. And the fact this guy is now getting what's coming to him makes me happy. They should break up his little empire into itty bitty pieces in each country, and limit the ability of reporters to seize information without permission. People have a right to some privacy, and if you're in the news, you're hounded until they try and snatch every piece of information from you and then leave you sitting there trying to figure out what happened.