The only reason to expose details of a person’s private life is if they highlight something important about their public life.
Something simple like an extra-marital affair isn’t enough justification.
There needs to be a deeper message that exposes something of public interest that would otherwise not be known.
Anti-gay rights politician sucks dick in public bathrooms? Expose
Anti-choice politician pays for girlfriends abortion? Fair game.
CEO of a “christian company” spends company funds lavishly on hookers. Yah, his customers. should probably know about this.
I guess what’s lost in the current climate is simply looking for the public good in a story before deciding to publish. Without that it’s just opportunistic click-bait generation. Sad!