Sun Media's decision to pull out of the Ontario Press Council:
The Toronto Sun must be getting too many complaints about its decision to publish that embarrassing Kate Middleton photo. The Sun has apparently removed the picture from its web site.
The Sun initially held the picture for two days before running it. Is this because the photo violated the media rules and publishing it sooner would've had the Sun kicked off the tour? (I've covered eight royal tours).
The Sun tried to mitigate any potential fallout by (i) (wrongly) claiming that the same/similar photos by other photographers were "circling the globe"; (ii) likening the photo to a fun, posed, publicity picture of Marilyn Monroe; and (iii) claiming the picture was "compelling and newsworthy".
No other wire services moved the picture. No other paper published it. Even British tabs refused to use a similar picture.
Having done extensive research via google image employing such terms as "Kate's Butt" and "Royal upskirt", I can confirm point i).