On the need for an ethical online existence

I thought that the NYT's "multimedia" accompaniment to their article about the death of Georgian Luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili, was in bad taste.  The Huffington Post proves you can always go lower if you stretch:

The dead slider's father said he hasn't seen the video of the fatal crash, adding, "I don't want to see it on TV. I don't want to see how he crashed." (Scroll down to watch.)
Scroll down to watch.  Down is the only direction you can go if you follow their lead.

It's too bad Vancouver's poet laureate declined to participate in the games.  It's exactly at moments like this that we are most aware of our need for something other than the media so speak to us.

I don't want to see how he crashed.  I share in your pain.

UPDATE: Greg J. Smith has a good post on this as well.

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