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Outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams writes a farewell letter to the Anglican Communion, telling the fractious flock not to become like “distant relatives who sometimes send Christmas cards to each other.” The awful death of a man pushed in front of a subway train in New York raises another agonizing moral question: did onlookers […]

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  1. Following the incident in the NYC subway, I had read that the NYPost had a photo of the victim on its cover. I’ve spent the last two days avoiding anything that might expose me to the photo. Maybe I’m hypersensitive, but you might have had some warning near the link to Turley’s piece that the awful photo would be front and center.

  2. Robert: Good point, and I amended the post to reflect the concern you raised, and also to point to what I thought was an excellent column on the journalism ethics involved (and violated?) by the NYT’s David Carr.

    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/05/train-wreck-the-new-york-posts-subway-cover/