Thursday, February 26, 2009

This is Wrong.

Officials: Pentagon OKs Media Photos of War Dead

Death is not a photo op.

That is all.


beautifulwreck said...

I believe they have to have the families permission, correct?

Jessica said...

Ugh, I agree. At least they have to ask the families for permission. I can't imagine the kind of person who can view a picture of a dead soldier and then go ask parents or a spouse whether or not it'd be OK to print that in their money-maker.

Sabra said...

They do have to have permission. And it is really not my business should anyone grant said permission, though I sincerely hope they do not.

I have long held that the media's involvement in death--ANY death--should be as minimal as possible. Photos and/or video of the caskets IMO crosses a line that does not need to be crossed.