Friday, February 12, 2010

A Tale of Two Photos

The video of the tragic death of the luge athlete today is played in prime time. The photos of his last seconds are chronologically arranged on the web.

But this photo taken by Zoriah Miller, when published, cost him his embedded status with the military in Iraq.

There will always be a debate on whether the graphic images of death should be used by the media, especially when their motive is profit and when young children can easily view them. But should there be a double standard?

Seeing the luge accident on TV over and over may dissuade parents from letting their kids go into that sport. It may give the kids pause if they are considering it.

Would seeing the the images of the horrors of war on the nightly news perhaps dissuade parents and the 'volunteer' youth from participating in the fraud of war? Isn't that the real reason for the censorship?


  1. well sure it, and this is nothing new. If you read the book propaganda by Edward Bernays written in 1928 you will find that they the money master have been manipulating your minds.

    THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

    We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.

    Our invisible governors are, in many cases, unaware of the identity of their fellow members in the inner cabinet.