Grief in the headlines
In Malaysia, a Kuala Lumpur newspaper printed this chilling cover, while in Beijing, grief-stricken and angry family members marched on the Malaysian embassy demanding more answers. "While the crowd included many relatives of passengers, several also appeared to be Chinese government agents in plainclothes whose mission seemed to be not only guiding the protest but also keeping it from spiraling out of control," William Wan reported for the Washington Post. Also, the WSJ reports that China's role in the brings its own headaches.
Elsewhere, the New York Times reports that a carmaker misled grieving families on a lethal flaw. New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman connected the dots: "So taxpayers bailed out GM, a company that intimidated a Cobalt victim's family while drivers were dying." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's George Stanley decided, "GM deserves whatever happens to it."