A Photo Gallery of Grief

What’s the point of The Enquirer‘s photo gallery of people grieving for Natalie Fossier?

Fossier was the 10-year-old girl who was killed by a falling tree branch last week. The Enquirer‘s site presents six photos related to the story, in which you can see a photo of the deceased, grieving neighbors and the tree under which she was killed.

It strikes me as indulgent and tabloid to run this series of photos. I can’t see that anything is to be gained. A child died and that’s tragic. What else can we say? Isn’t this just macabre fascination?

— Stephen Carter-Novotni

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4 Comments on “A Photo Gallery of Grief”

  1. Brian Says:

    Agreed totally. How about the minute-by-minute television and print media coverage of “Justice for Marcus” ? It’s frankly sickening.

  2. David Gallaher Says:

    WWBKS?

    What would Ben Kaufman say?
    Say something, Ben.

  3. Julie Says:

    What’s wrong with it? That’s basic photojournalism. 6 photos for a web slide show is certainly not excessive.

  4. Marilyn Says:

    “macabre fascination”? Perhaps…

    I’m following the Justice for Marcus story with an eye toward trying to understand how seemingly normal people could commit such a heinous crime. Maybe its the abnormal pyschology that draws me?


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