Letter: Too shocking

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The Independent Online
IF YOUR front-page picture of a mutilated body following the Nato attack on the bridge near Luzane was designed to shock then it succeeded (2 May). However, to shock in this instance serves no useful purpose as most intelligent people can reasonably imagine the horrors following a direct hit to civilians of a cruise missile attack. If the purpose was to sell your papers then it was an act of gross insensitivity.

To what lengths would you go? Would you have freely published a picture of a mutilated body following the recent London bomb? Do not pander to the voyeuristic nature of the masses.

PHILIP KEDGE

Nr Farnham, Surrey

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