Why do we blame the (visual) messenger for tragedies?


Link: Why do we blame the (visual) messenger for tragedies? | Poynter.

Almost immediately after the New York Post published the photograph of Han’s last few living moments on the cover of their tabloid and their website, it seems like everyone — media and citizen alike — blamed the visual messenger for doing his journalistic duty.

Why do we blame the (visual) messenger for tragedies?