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The classic tabloid technique to cover a really egregious breach of someone's privacy is to wrap it up in a nice story. So if they photograph someone's baby, they'll say, "Oh, what a pretty baby" to try and stop the parents suing them for breach of privacy.

This is exactly the same. This is an article which says not only that I went to hospital for but what I went for. It's my medical record. It's the exact complaint, that I was dizzy and short of breath, which to me is a gross intrusion in my privacy and they have deliberately dressed that up as a flattering article about how undiva-ish I was to try and get away with that.

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