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Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:10 am

Princes William and Harry have said they are "deeply saddened" at the publication in Italy of a photograph of Princess Diana as she lay dying.
Their comments come after UK magazine distributors were urged not to import copies of the Italian magazine Chi.

In a statement, the princes said they were upset that "such a low has been reached" adding they would make moves to protect her, as she had them. UK newspapers have condemned the publication.

Do you think it should be printed or not?
 
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:12 am

As long as a picture of Camilla isn't next to it.

Honestly, I really couldn't care less.

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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:15 am

They should rather print more photos of William's and Harry's weekly bar fights or binge drinking sessions, that is by far more entertaining in my opinion.

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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:26 am

Ethic question... Publishing it, especially against the family's will, is very disrespectful. I think they could say no, even if there are a lot of "bloodthristy" curious people out there who would like to see it.

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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:01 am

Short answer..........


.....NO
 
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:05 am

Why does Britain even have the Royal family anymore? I know reality TV is a big hit here in the US, but I for one am totally turned off by watching the wanna-be monarchs in our Hollywood and I can see little practical value in keeping the fasade of a Royal family in the headlines (I'd say power but it's not like they really have any, do they?)
 
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:07 am

Royals are here for tourism! I don't think the photo should be printed, it would sadden me if it did. Why would someone want to gawp at something like that?
 
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:13 am

Quoting HUYguy (Reply 6):
Royals are here for tourism!

Rubbish. France has way more tourists than the UK, and they got rid of their monarchy 200 years ago (with brief short-lived revivals every now and then when people forgot how much they sucked).
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:35 am

What! Princess Diana's dead?

Let it (her) rest FFS!

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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:45 am

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
Do you think it should be printed or not?

Absolutely no way, it's the ultimate in bad taste. It's totally disrespectful to someone who was in an awful position (having just had a car accident).

Why would anyone want to see the pics? Some kind of morbid curiosity?

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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:00 am

Definately NO  banghead 



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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:10 am

Quoting BrianW999 (Reply 4):
Short answer..........


.....NO

Second that !
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:16 am

Of course not. Some things are better left private, and someone dying from a car crash would definately be one of them. I can't even understand why someone made them.
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:23 am

Princess Diana was a complete legend with all the work she did for the poor. Maybe the italian magazine could have abit more respect for her instead of trying to earn the big bucks.

I remember the night she died. We were woken up by a phone call at 4am by an amercian friend saying she had died...
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:21 am

I have seen some of the photos myself and they are not for the weak. I would say you have to ask yourself this, would you want photos of your loved ones last minutes on this Earth printed for all to see?
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:34 am

They're all going to end up online soon anyway.

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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:45 am

I can't believe EVERY SINGLE photographer just stood there taking photo's of her instead of attempting to help her, considering she was still alive...I mean come on.....those photographer do not deserve to live after just standing there. No human decency!
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:17 am

It's called Freedom of the press when they print things that we don't mind, we all jump up and support them, funny thing is, that's the same way democracy works, its why we have elections, so that those we elect can be held accountable. Who elected the media and who holds them accountable?

Societies have elevated the press to a higher level, as if they are not in business for profit, they have some moral obligation to our cause, etc etc etc.
Well guess what, they are doing what they are in business for, not to inform, educate etc, those are side effects, they are in business to make money pure and simple. Those photographers sold those pics for money, and they are now being published to recoup the expense.

The Brits now want to unravel their freedoms by banning the import, why would they do that, we all know that no self respecting Brit would ever buy the mags with the pics, so what the point?
 
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:25 am

Quoting Par13del (Reply 17):
The Brits now want to unravel their freedoms by banning the import, why would they do that, we all know that no self respecting Brit would ever buy the mags with the pics, so what the point?

Everything there is wrong. No one wants to ban the photo. And a lot of people would buy the photo. The sales of Chi will undoubtedly have increased when the edition with the photo was published, if people are morbid enough to buy the mag, then there's a clear public interest and why shouldn't the magazine print them?
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:40 am

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
Do you think it should be printed or not?

No. There are lines which shouldn't be crossed.

Good Day  Smile

Russell

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 18):
No one wants to ban the photo.

I guess I am no one then.

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 18):
if people are morbid enough to buy the mag, then there's a clear public interest and why shouldn't the magazine print them?

If this were a photo of someone you cared about would you want it published?

Good Day  Smile

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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:42 am

Quoting Par13del (Reply 17):
The Brits now want to unravel their freedoms by banning the import

This woman has been dead now for years, why can't the press just leave her alone? They are not interested in Diana the person, they are just interested in selling papers. Isn't it time they moved on and let the poor woman rest in peace? Could you imagine being William or Harry and this was your mother?
 
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:42 am

Quoting Par13del (Reply 17):
Those photographers sold those pics for money, and they are now being published to recoup the expense.

I beg your pardon, but they are not photographers - they are vultures that prey from other peoples sorrow. What kind of sick bastard stands by and take photographs of a dying person in order to make money, in this case Princess Diana?!

The headlines will most probably shout out: "The photos that you have always wanted to see - Princess Diana during her last moments of life. I find it absolutely loathsome...


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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:45 am

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 19):
If this were a photo of someone you cared about would you want it published?

No. I never said I think it should be published.

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 19):
I guess I am no one then.

If you start banning photos based upon something as subjective as taste, where does it end?
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:56 am

Whether any of us think its right or wrong to publish the pictures is irrelevant, unless we want to fundamentally change our societies, censorship anyone?

This is the price we pay for supporting freedom of the press, we have to take the good with the bad, and unless we pass some new laws, your options are to buy or not buy their products.

As I said before, we celebrate the good, now we have to put up with the bad.
Have not heard the Royals say anything, and apart from a media release expressing dispointment, I would be surprized if the say anything at all, thats the only way I believe they can effectively deal with this situation, unless there are strange EU laws which they can use to sue? Don't the French have some laws about rendering aid to accident victims, and no one was prosecuted as a result of this accident, now we have evidence in the form of these pictures? Do I smell a conspiracy here?
 
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RE: Princess Diana Photo: Should They Print?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:35 pm

Why not just ship the pic to a publication in the USA. I am quite sure some low-life one will publish it, then some can bring it into the UK.
It is very strange that the UK, via the Magna Carta, practically invented the idea of freedom of the press (actully speech), yet the government there can stop and has regularly stopped the publication and distribution of magazines and books and have done so, like in this situation, if issues of 'security' or insensitive pix or discussions of the Royal Family.

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