The insightful story by Suzanne Mills about her mother’s struggles is useful to highlight how the media wrestles with framing the large issues of life. However, I disagree with the allusion that Therese Mills may have been guided by a desire to “win” media surveys and to make money.
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To understand her motivation, we should recall her editorial, in August 2009, defending the publication of the photograph of the decapitated baby, the second killed in road accidents within three months: “Our decision was taken because we felt we had to bring the stark reality of the loss of infants’ lives to you in a manner to make you stop and think. To shock you… we hope that you… commit yourself to ensuring that no child will ever die in a car driven by you.”
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