Should “The NY Times” Have Used Christopher Stevens’ Photo?
Marcy, NY (WIBX) – Christopher Stevens, the United States’ Ambassador to Libya, was killed during an attack on the U.S. Embassy in that country.
“The New York Times” ran a photo of Stevens, lying unconscious but not yet dead, on its website. Editors defended their decision to run the controversial photo, saying that it was “extremely significant” as a news story, and was a powerful way to convey the situation at the embassy in Benghazi. Critics say the move was in poor taste.
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