As the world comes to grips with yet another horrific terrorist attack at the hands of Islamic extremists, as seen Friday in Paris, some in the media are taking a more straightforward approach to such attacks by showing the actual carnage.
A preview of the front page of the New York Daily News shows multiple dead bodies lying on the ground amid pools of blood — a highly disturbing photo that captures the reality of the bloodbath that took place when terrorists, reportedly shouting Allahu Akbar, attacked residents of the City of Light.
Fox News showed the image repeatedly Friday during its coverage of the attack on a stadium, concert hall and Paris cafe diners.
An attack that left at least 129 dead and 99 more critically wounded, according to the Daily News.
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The reaction on social media to the cover photo was mixed, with some folks applauding the Daily News for showing the graphic results of Islamic terrorism, with many others condemning the newspaper for not showing respect for the dead.
Here is a sampling of responses from Twitter:
*Caution: Strong Language
@barackoboehner It’s too damn bad that some can’t bear to look. Islam is a Death Cult. LOOK/LEARN Liberals #Paris @nydailynews @samysamy1919
— Julianna (@MusicByJules) November 14, 2015
@NYDailyNews If that’s really the cover, it’s too graphic. Those victims deserve dignity.
— Eileen (@meanbean74) November 14, 2015
@OrdioMongo @NYDailyNews Its real life people. Get your heads out of the sand.
— PJ Doc (@Pjdoc) November 14, 2015
@NYDailyNews Printing the cover is repugnant. Not printing the cover is a travesty. Evil must be witnessed to be faced and defeated.
— American Bubba (@American_Bubba) November 14, 2015
To print this? You guys truly are a disgrace. Disgusting. https://t.co/t48ndT7bFw
— JONESY (@SmokeyJoness) November 14, 2015
@NYDailyNews What in the HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?
— Heather Wheat (@hwheaties) November 14, 2015
@NYDailyNews Im glad you put this on the front page as it shows exactly what barbarians were dealing with.
— Gerald Dillon (@geraldv66) November 14, 2015
@NYDailyNews Really? Jesus Christmas, show some respect for the dead and their families for crying out loud.
— Frank Berlingis (@fjbjrtxnj) November 14, 2015
@LouFlynn_ted9 @NYDailyNews What a disgusting excuse for journalism.
— Alan Heyman (@ahey11) November 14, 2015
@NYDailyNews You forget that many Americans don’t want to see this. Makes it harder for them to not give a damn about it by dinner time.
— Jack Dollens (@JackDollens) November 14, 2015
@NYDailyNews @CRedRojo NO! NO! NO! YOU’VE SERIOUSLY HAVE CROSSED THE LINE!
— Valerie Beacham (@ValerieBeacham) November 14, 2015
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