Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
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