The network supposedly showed her partially covered body lifeless on the street, awaiting the authorities. In one disturbing shot, her face is visible in profile. (Full disclosure: I watched part of the video to confirm the article's complaint, but flinched when it came on and had to click off, so if we're mistaken, please do correct us.)
According to the story:
"There are no hard and fast rules about showing dead bodies on TV. Generally, it is a custom dictated by taste and a news imperative; certainly showing a body under a sheet gets the point across. When it is done, it is considered noteworthy — for example, the coverage of dead bodies in New Orleans during Katrina, in Myanmar last month following the cyclone disaster; showing images of the Saddam Hussein execution, before, during and after. For newspapers, the same caution applies — even this year, on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, it was notable that New York Times ran a photo of dead Iraqi soldier on the front page. Generally, news organizations avoid running photos with identifiable faces."
And yet, Fox ran with it.
It's a 24-hour news cycle, this we understand. But is this really necessary? Have we become that inured to tragedy?