WHEN DECORUM BECOMES CENSORSHIP
The Ombudsman at the Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork has pointed out that the Great Falls Tribune in the US state of Montana has appeared to be blocking commentary on two articles about the murder of a local school teacher by her Air national Guard officer husband and his suicide. The story was covered in an editorial by Fred Schwartz earlier this morning.
The question for readers becomes, "When is it permissible to protect the sensibilities of the family invovled in events like this? Before you go to press with details that increase page hits? Or after you have reaped all you can from breaking the story in an effort to mute the potential for more sordid information true or assumed to see the light of day?"
Qu'ul cuda praedex nihil!
Cavalor Epþiþ, Esquire, O.B.R.E., O.D.A.J.[1er], D.S.V.J., J.F.
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