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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Have you guys heard??

They released pictures of Princess Diana as she was dying in the tunnel on CBS

HOW DISGUSTING
post #2 of 24
Those pictures were published in various media directly after her death, so I wonder who is being served by the current indignation? Are we about to be "treated" to another tawdry book or television special? The woman was both an exploiter and a victim of exploitation; I really wish that the whole issue could be dropped. She's dead; let her RIP.
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
I know.. why dig it up? are we supposed to be impressed? ooooooh... look... I mean for god sake.. maybe they think they are just being journalists... YUCK
post #4 of 24
I just feel sorry for Prince William and Prince Harry..... Not for Prince Charles because he cheated on her
post #5 of 24
It is so sad that they would put the pics on tv. But yes, they are being journalists. That is their job.

Charles wasn't the only one who cheated. In actuality, Camilla was Charles' first love but he was pressured into marrying Diana for the family's sake. Charles did love Diana in his own way. It is in the past.


post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by jcat
Those pictures were published in various media directly after her death, so I wonder who is being served by the current indignation? Are we about to be "treated" to another tawdry book or television special? The woman was both an exploiter and a victim of exploitation; I really wish that the whole issue could be dropped. She's dead; let her RIP.
I think that Dodi Fayed's father has had a lot to do with keeping this going. Wasn't the French's recent inquest set in motion by pressure from him? He claims (I think) that there was a conspiracy to kill them because Britain did not want the mother of the future King of England married to a Muslim. I think CBS did a report on the inquest which I assume is what the photos were about.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by Lucia
I think that Dodi Fayed's father has had a lot to do with keeping this going. Wasn't the French's recent inquest set in motion by pressure from him? He claims (I think) that there was a conspiracy to kill them because Britain did not want the mother of the future King of England married to a Muslim. I think CBS did a report on the inquest which I assume is what the photos were about.
I've often wondered how much of Fayed's pressure is revenge for being denied British citizenship, and how much is his desire to mitigate any "guilt" he might feel for being the employer of the chauffeur the French legal system determined was to blame for the crash. I feel sorry for him.
There were naturally big reports in the newspapers here today about how shocked the British are that the photos were shown by CBS, and one TV station had a news report showing CBS's pictures, which, BTW, were the two shown here a day or two after her death, which were widely circulated on the Internet. The French are claiming the pictures were confiscated the day of the crash???
post #8 of 24
Here's a quote from a related news article I found on cnn.com

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It was believed to be the first time the photographs -- taken by paparazzi moments after the crash and then confiscated by police -- had been shown in public.
And a quote from jcat
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There were naturally big reports in the newspapers here today about how shocked the British are that the photos were shown by CBS, and one TV station had a news report showing CBS's pictures, which, BTW, were the two shown here a day or two after her death, which were widely circulated on the Internet. The French are claiming the pictures were confiscated the day of the crash???
Well, obviously these pictures have been shown in public before, so the main reason the British are shocked is because CBS is the first to show them on television....right?
post #9 of 24
They can show whatever they want, just as we can choose if we wish to watch it. I personally choose not to watch anything to do with this anymore, I want to let her rest.
post #10 of 24
Stuff like this makes me so mad . I really do think that the media goes way to far sometimes.

But let me get this straight, the pictures have been shown before?

And uh, I'm sorry but that no that is not being a journalist, reporting on someone dieing being a journalist? Yes I believe so. Splashing pictures of a dieing woman, regardless of who she was, across the TV being a journalist? Hardly, there's another word for that...sensationalist. They could well report a death without having pictures or video of it.

Then again that could just be me being creeped out by the idea.
post #11 of 24
The thing is, what is the difference between showing Diana's pictures, and pictures and/or video footage of the dead and dying victims of 9/11, Bali, Istanbul, Madrid, etc.? You can be certain that some relatives recognized their loved ones.
Yes, the pictures were on the Internet. Sometimes I'm surprised at what is made available there - a few months ago I was looking for information about a murder in Florida, and one link led me to the close-up crime scene photos. The photos of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were also disseminated.
post #12 of 24
Yes other pictures of dead or dieing people have been release in the media and they all creep me out. I really don't think they should be though, all it serves to do is upset people.

And yes I know that you can get up close photos on the internet, my cousin is a criminal justice major and runs all kind of searches to find that kind of stuff for school projects and such.

Actually most of my problem with it probably stems from the fact that my best friend's father was murdered. I saw what just the report on the news did to everyone with out pictures. I can only imagine what it would have been like for pictures to be published.
post #13 of 24
I think its totally disrespectful to the families and to the person who died to have their pictures plastered everywhere like that. It disgusts me. I've noticed CBS seems to be the worst about it .
post #14 of 24
ok.... so i know this was a few weeks ago now but i thought id see what you all think anyway, i dont know if any of you watched it, but on a certain news channel in the states it showed pictures of princess diana moments before she died .
it didnt show it over here in uk, but i just think it is so wrong, what would anybody get out of watching this, i think it is sick and that these people should just let the poor woman rest in peace
post #15 of 24
I saw it on the news, and to be honest im suprised that it's took this long for someone to show them.

It is awful, but i wonder just how many people out of curiosity would take a look?!
post #16 of 24
i think that the majority of people would want to take a look, but i just cant understand why after all these years this has only just come out, why didnt they do this say a year or 2 after... ok so thats not the point, but it just seems the media and press wont let it lie, and i do think that putting these pictures on the news is over the top
post #17 of 24
I think she will always be an 'icon'.

I do think she should be left to RIP though. It's the sons i feel sorry for, how would the press like it if it were their mother?!.
post #18 of 24
Caz - I merged your thread with this one as they are both on the same subject.
post #19 of 24
i totally agree, it is the sons that i feel sorry for, i cant even begin to imagine how they felt when all of this came out, this is their mother, every time they probably start to get on with their lives, something else comes up, that must be so distressing for them, you would think the press dont have hearts wouldnt you? youre right about the icon, but if people respected her so much, why do they keep doing this, i just cant get it into my head...
post #20 of 24
Its because who she was and what she was. People just couldn't get enough of her, even now.

Even i watch any thats on about her to see what she's wearing etc...
post #21 of 24
dont get me wrong, i will alwaays watch things about her, she was a fascinating woman, but i still think those pictures were a little over the top
post #22 of 24
Personally I never much cared for her. I always thought she was manipulative and definately not a victim! But that aside - she was someones mother, daughter, sister and lover. The pictures then and now of her death are cheap and designed to sell newspapers etc as they know when it is a bad news day anything on Diana, however trite will sell. Unfortunately they are right.
We are all shocked to the core and mutter 'how could they' but buy the next installment. Such is human nature.
Alexis
post #23 of 24
I have to hold my hand up as well on that one Alexis.

As much as i think it's awful what happend to her and i'll watch any programme there is on her, there was a side to her that i did dislike?!.

I always thought of her as an attention seeker!.

I'm not a royalist, but theres times when i do feel sorry for the royal family.
post #24 of 24
agreed 100%
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