or WAY crossing the line of decency?
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is objecting “in the strongest terms” to an Associated Press decision to transmit a photograph showing a mortally wounded 21-year-old Marine in his final moments of life, calling the decision “appalling” and a breach of “common decency.”
The AP reported that the Marine’s father had asked – in an interview and in a follow-up phone call — that the image, taken by an embedded photographer, not be published.
The AP reported in a story that it decided to make the image public anyway because it “conveys the grimness of war and the sacrifice of young men and women fighting it.”
The photo shows Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard of New Portland, Maine, who was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade in a Taliban ambush Aug. 14 in Helmand province of southern Afghanistan,
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 5:42 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by K_Sawyer at 5:45 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
If we (AMERICANS) did see this type of photo on a regular basis, do you think the WAR would be OVER by now?
Or would we still seem so apathetic?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:57 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by waldorfmom at 6:13 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 6:22 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
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Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 6:26 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by pagan_mama at 6:56 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
It is called common decency, which many people of this country have lost, especially the media.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:08 PM on Sep. 4, 2009