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Princess Diana Death Photos: What Harm Can They Do?

by | 12th, May 2011

WANT to see photos of the dying Princess Diana? Of course, if you wanted to, you already have. Chi magazine published them years ago. And Channel 4 published the crash photos in 2007, in piece of tabloid telly called Diana: The Witnesses in the Tunnel .

Said the broadcaster:

“These photographs are an important and accurate eyewitness record of how events unfolded after the crash.”

Well, they are as accurate a witness any photos can be.

Lord St John of Fawsley, a friend of Diana and a founding director of Sky TV, said Channel 4’s broadcast was “terrible”.

“They certainly shouldn’t be subsidised publicly to follow up such causes. The best thing that could happen is that their public funding be taken away instead of going towards programmes like this.”

Our position was that if Diana’s death can prevent others from travelling at speed without seatbelts, might some good come of the tragedy?

Present the whole thing as a public safety video with an appeal to a charity at the end and watch the critics vanish.

The TV news is full of pictures of death . Why should Diana’s body be exempt from the usual media demands?

The BBC has

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