I think the term 'public interest' is more about what interests the public rather tan what is in their best interest.
And so the debate rages over the publication of photos of Prince Harry and now the Sun has published them they are suggesting that it is in the public interest.
Perhaps there is a public interest story there over security. I can accept that. But why does that mean you have to publish the photos? Why can't you just report the story. Publishing photos is completely and only about titillation. All those learned editors on the radio and in the gutter press justifying themselves appear simply to be making spurious arguments to back up their own sense of cheap entertainment and nosiness.
In a society with values be they Christian or other, then most people would just laugh at their arguments. There is a difference between simply reporting a story and making an excuse for titillating people with sleazy arguments.
What Prince Harry did in my opinion was very bad judgement and a lack of moral values but I don't want to share that through the cheap photo-journalism of tabloid papers. No, I don't buy their papers but even still their fickle sense of values and desire simply to make money (it's certainly not in the public interest, no intelligent person can say that) weedles it way into my life.
Remind me what Jesus says about this kind of morality?