As a retired MD, I know what to expect and I fully agree!! … “I say show it! Maybe the images will give people more insight to what killed these people … all the ugliness and obscenities.”
The media has very careful when showing the dead in whatever story they are covering…..they offer the warning but nothing you see is that offensive….so the question is….should the public actually see the dead?
Believe it or not this is an actual debate.
What do high-velocity rounds from an AR-15 do to a child’s body, and should the public see it? Last week’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has rekindled a debate about whether publishing graphic images might prompt more urgent, meaningful action. As the New York Timesreports, families and the media asked the same question after Sandy Hook, and the core ethical issue is almost as old as photography itself. The famous photo of “Whipped Peter” helped spur outrage over slavery in 1863, and Nick Ut’s 1972 photo “Napalm Girl” (above) altered perceptions of the Vietnam War, but both images also shocked the public at the…
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