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September 17, 2012 at 8:30 AM

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U.S. ambassador killed in Libya, anti-U.S. violence spreads

Worthy of a tabloid

I found the photo of slain U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens to be an unfortunate departure from The Times’ customary good judgment. We all know what happened; it was not necessary to see a photo of his last moments as his body was being carried out.

Even if The Times did not know at the time the photo went to press that he had a sister living in Seattle — who does not deserve to ever see that photo, much less in her hometown newspaper — no one should have to see their loved one’s gruesome death splashed across the page like that. It was more worthy of The National Enquirer than of a Pulitzer-prize-winning paper like The Times.

Please reconsider before The Times prints something like that again.

— Guy Wigley, Bellevue

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