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Privacy with a capital “PBS”

Much has already been written — for and against — Jodie Foster’s speech on last night’s Golden Globes telecast.

jodie fosterIn accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, Foster touched on many topics she had previously refused to discuss publicly — her sexuality being one of them.

Which made the underlying theme of her speech even more pointed:

“If you had been a public figure from the time that you were a toddler, if you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe then you, too, might value privacy above all else…

Privacy.”

I hear you, Jodie.  And I respect you.  In fact, when you were speaking last night, LIVE, in front of millions of people across the globe —

I had turned the channel to watch Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Classics.

Your secrets are safe with me.