I may be the odd one out, but I do not agree with censoring these type of incidents. There should certainly be a warning, but deleting and burying them is not a good thing. This site is all about documenting the day to day activities in the aviation community. These crashes are a sad, but an absolute reality that every pilot should be aware of every time he steps in the cockpit. Incidents like these, while disturbing, do happen. You can not shelter everyone from the world and the unfortunate realities that occur. Just my two cents of course.
A part of me has to agree with you, bugalou. In fact, I agreed wholeheartedly at first...
However, having listened to the pilot's final moments in this case, there is absolutely nothing positive that can be gleaned from the recording. It depicts the painful final seconds of the pilot's life in blood-curdling screams - not exactly a course in aviation education. In addition, having witnessed the audio recording live in its entirety, I feel that it's important to respect the pilot and his loved ones by offering him the respect of privacy. I do not believe he intentionally keyed the mic and LiveATC.net is not
the end of the road for such clips. I believe Dave's intention was to make an exception in order to avoid the clip making national headlines, simply out of respect for the victims and their families.
Despite the argument for privacy, I keep returning to the idea that pilots (myself included) frequently overlook the realities of general aviation, as you mentioned. Incidents like these do happen - indeed quite frequently - and we might all be better off facing realities head-on rather than shying away and opting for "protection". In my humble opinion, pilots like me have no business being in the air without an intimate understanding of the risks involved, including fatality.
Thanks for sharing your opinion!