What happens when journalism gets too real? ‘Philly Daily News’ Ponders Photo Controversy. The paper ran a spread on the city’s at-large murder suspects and two of them got caught. Unfortunately, the suspects were all the wrong color. The paper had to apologize in response to a flood of angry phone calls and emails, as well as demands from black leaders for editorial heads to roll. In her apology, the managing editor said it was a mistake to run the photos without addressing why none of the suspects were white. I’m sure that would have helped—nothing like a full and frank discussion of these issues to soothe ruffled feelings. The best comment on the situation was made by a Daily News columnist: “The capitulation of the Daily News does nothing but prove that, as a society, we remain unwilling to broach any subject that involves substantive dialogue about race.” I can’t help but wonder if that columnist fully understands just how impossible such a dialogue is.