The Globe and Mail ran a story yesterday about the whole Rihanna/Chris Brown situation, in which they noted that TMZ published "a photo that purportedly shows the battered face of the pop star, with bruises on her forehead, bloody lips and other marks on her face." They reproduced the photo, which led to a lot of criticism on the part of their readers.
The LAPD believes the photo was leaked by one of their employees. The Globe acknowledges that the leak may have compromised the investigation. That, of course, is just one of the reasons why people are wondering if publishing the photo was the right thing to do. As a friend of a friend noted on Twitter, the Globe had the option of linking to the photo without reproducing it, "to give access without direct offence."
What do you think? The story is available below. Again, it does contain the photo, so if you don't want to see it, don't click ahead with images on.