Philly Inquirer gets 185 complaints re charred bodies photo

Philadelphia Inquirer (reg. req.)
Despite that reaction, “I would make the same call again,” says Inquirer managing editor Anne Gordon. She told her staff in an e-mail: “We do our job when we give readers all the news – no matter how painful or ugly. My heart bleeds for the families of these men. But personal feelings cannot dissuade us from our mission to provide the facts upon which an informed citizenry can make decisions.”

> Kushner: Not journos’ duty to protect consumers from cruelty (TNR)
> Claim: El Mundo had the most graphic image from Fallujah (G&M)
> Orlando Sentinel chose not to put gruesome photos on 1A (HChron)
> Images may have threatened to overpower the words (ChiTrib/r.r.)
> Baltimore Sun heard from 60 people who didn’t like 1A photo (BaltSun)
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> Killing of Americans not biggest story in Iraq newspapers (NYT/r.r.)
> Santa Cruz paper: “We apologize to those who were offended…” (SCS)

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