United vs Dr Dao vs The Press: A post-mortem
 
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A follow-up to last week's fall out and how it was covered.

I want to talk briefly about last week’s United incident and the deep conflicts and crises the Dr Dao assault highlighted. More than anything, Dr Dao, the victim of literal corporate brutality deserves to have his privacy back and every think piece that is published about what went down last week prevents that from happening. But that desire to protect the victim must be also weighed against the harm caused by United, and the harm caused by the press. And in any case the good doctor is rightly suing the airline so I suspect this case will continue to make headlines for weeks and months to come.