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Essential journalism

The Editor,

I object to the criticism a letter writer made about your publishing of the recent

grenade attack photos. I see the display as an essential part of journalism needed

in a free society. In this case the photos were needed to shock a world into seeing

the reality of terrorism. A sanitized version of your publication would serve little

good. Therefore, the complainant should see the value in your photos instead of criticizing

their content.

- Bruce Roberts, Lakewood, California, USA.

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