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don't kill the messenger

Don't get angry at or punish someone who is simply delivering bad or undesirable news as they are not responsible for it. A: "What do you mean I'm being sued by my ex-wife? I'll knock your lights out!" B: "Hey man, I'm just doing my job. Don't kill the messenger!"
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Do not kill the messenger for bearing a message you do not wish to hear.
Esta escena clave de la pelicula Kill the Messenger (Matar al mensajero)--recien estrenada en Estados Unidos--resume la tragica vida y obra de Webb, el reportero que a finales de los noventa causo un escandalo nacional al revelar la complicidad de la CIA en la explosion de crack en la costa oeste de ese pais.
In addition to The Worlds End, upcoming Focus Features releases include Closed Circuit, the suspense thriller directed by John Crowley and starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall; the true-life dramatic thriller Kill the Messenger, to be directed by Michael Cuesta and star Jeremy Renner; the comedic fable The Boxtrolls, the new animated feature from LAIKA, directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable with a voice cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, and Tracy Morgan; Black Sea, the adventure thriller to star Jude Law for Academy Award-wining director Kevin Macdonald; and Dallas Buyers Club, the fact-based drama directed by Jean-Marc Vallee and starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Jared Leto.
Some messengers even suffered death for their efforts, hence the phrase "to kill the messenger.
They can kill the messenger," Felde told his lawyer a week before the execution, "but they can't kill the message of what the Vietnam War did to people like me.
Sheen's next roles will be in Kill the Messenger, based on the true story of a journalist who exposed the CIA's role in importing cocaine into America in the 1990s, and Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd, as one of Bathsheba Everdene's suitors William Boldwood.
Tal es el analisis que ofrece el periodista estadunidense Nick Schou, editor del OC Weekly y autor del libro Kill the Messenger (Matar al mensajero), investigacion sobre la vida y obra del reportero Gary Webb.
Album one, Hate Me Now (August 2011), and album two, Don't Kill the Messenger (September 2011), are now available for online purchase via iTunes and Amazon.