Ethics of Seeing Bing - Ep: 29

Uploaded by LizzieBennet on 16.07.2012

Lizzie: So I've been thinking that Charlotte and I may have to do something drastic.
No, it doesn't have anything to do with my parents or Darcy.
It has to do with the ethical line in these video diaries.
Which, at this point is pretty gray.
My name is Lizze Bennett, and I think I crossed the line with my last video.
Episode 29: Written by Anne Toole
So in my last video, you saw the illustrious Bing Lee.
But, maybe our ethics of capturing his illustriousness crossed
some sort of ethical line. Bing: Knock knock. All clear?
Lizzie: How much did you hear?
Bing: Nothing. I just, oh your recording again.
Hi Charlotte, how's it going?
Real quick, do you think Jane would like this movie?
Lizzie: Jane is afraid of zombies.
Bing: Or this one? Lizzie: Period romance, good call.
Bing: Thanks. I'll get this one.
Lizzie: Wait you're going to go get her that movie?
Bing: Well we couldn't find it online and Jane's not feeling so well.
So, I figured we'd just go out and buy it.
Lizzie: You're going to walk into a store and buy that movie?
They might revoke your man card.
Bing: Don't tell Darcy. Lizzie: Uh, no danger.
Bing: And maybe you should hold onto this while I'm out.
Lizzie: You never answer.
Charlotte, where are you? Pick up.
I think that we need to delete the last video and part
of this video too. And I know what you're going to say,
you have to post it, it's Bing and Jane, together.
I don't know, I feel like we're not doing the right thing here. We must be
violating some code, or law, or religion, or I don't know, just call me.
Where's that woman when I need her?
Oh, Caroline. Caroline: I think
your viewers will be incredibly upset when their beloved Bing footage is
suddenly gone, forever. Lizzie: Wow, you make it sound so dramatic.
But you're okay with me keeping it?
Caroline: Oh, why wouldn't I be? Lizzie: We have your brother on tape without him knowing it.
Caroline: He knows he's on tape.
Didn't you tell him what I told you to say?
Lizzie: Yeah, that it's for Charlotte, but that's a lie.
Caroline: Is it? Lizzie: Well, he doesn't know it's on
the Internet being seeing by thousands of people in addition to Charlotte. It's deceptive.
Caroline: Journalists use deception all the time to report facts, do they not?
Lizzie: They do. But what if he finds out?
It will probably go something like this -
"Lizzie, I just found out you put me on the internet.
Strangers now message me about my love life.
One girl, at least I hope it was a girl, even offered to have my children.
You don't have the decency to tell me this might happen."
But Caroline and Charlotte thought it was a good idea.
"Well, I don't know Charlotte very well, so
I can't kill her. And Caroline's my sister, so she gets a pass.
But, I trusted you Lizzie, and now I must harm you with my scary surgical tools."
Caroline: Okay, have you met my brother?
When he sees a spider in the house, he catches it unharmed
and releases it into the rose garden.
He probably gives it a checkup and a lollipop before letting it go.
Lizzie: So, I guess the only consequence I'm risking is
if my journalism ethics professor found out I did this and got me kicked out of school.
Which would leave me with a mound of student loans and no way to pay them off.
Which isn't that much different than what my
current plans are, actually, and I'll have plenty time to think about
ethics when I'm living in a van down by the river.
Caroline: Oh, which river?
Lizzie: Never mind, forget it. I'm good.
Caroline: Glad to hear it, Lizzie.
I'll let you finish your video.
Lizzie: I guess I'm just worried about Jane.
I mean, she and Bing are so adorable together.
I mean, she just has a cold and he's making sure
she has enough water, a down pillow, a humidifier.
He even went out to get her a period romance to watch.
And this, you can't argue with this!
Bing: Hey. Lizzie: Hey! Bing: Okay, that was creepy. Next time I'll knock.
But I just wanted to ask you if you just wanted to watch the movie with us.
Lizzie: Oh, that was fast.
Bing: Turns out we already had the movie in our collection.
Caroline's of course. Lizzie: Of Course.
Bing: So you in? Lizzie: I have to finish my letter to Charlotte.
Bing: Okay, have fun.
Captions by Taylor Brogan