From: Kulvinder Singh Matharu on
Came across this article about AP publishing a photo of a dying US
marine and the controversy surrounding it. There hasn't been much
news here in the UK about it but I expect that it's big news in the
US.

<http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/53173,news,photograph-of-dying-marine-joshua-bernard-was-it-right-for-the-associated-press-to-publish>

I'm all up for showing how things are and the press have done so on
may occasions, but at the same time the family must be very upset. So
I'm in two minds about this. Storm in a tea cup? Or genuine concern
on showing dead or dying NATO/ISAF soldiers?
--
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From: RichA on


Kulvinder Singh Matharu wrote:
> Came across this article about AP publishing a photo of a dying US
> marine and the controversy surrounding it. There hasn't been much
> news here in the UK about it but I expect that it's big news in the
> US.
>
>

There was no news value in it, the media outlets, threatened by
falling usage and viewers are desperate and will do anything to drum
up an audience.
From: Doug McDonald on
RichA wrote:
>
> Kulvinder Singh Matharu wrote:
>> Came across this article about AP publishing a photo of a dying US
>> marine and the controversy surrounding it. There hasn't been much
>> news here in the UK about it but I expect that it's big news in the
>> US.
>>
>>
>
> There was no news value in it, the media outlets, threatened by
> falling usage and viewers are desperate and will do anything to drum
> up an audience.

The picture itself is no news. The scum left-wing media use these
to try to make people feel sick and therefore want to lose a war.
Its standard stuff and long since the whole affair is well known.

What is interesting is that AP would do it in the face of dierct opposition
of the family. It would not be to difficult to
wait for someone whose family does not care.

Doug McDonald
From: stephe_k on
Kulvinder Singh Matharu wrote:
> Came across this article about AP publishing a photo of a dying US
> marine and the controversy surrounding it. There hasn't been much
> news here in the UK about it but I expect that it's big news in the
> US.
>
> <http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/53173,news,photograph-of-dying-marine-joshua-bernard-was-it-right-for-the-associated-press-to-publish>
>
> I'm all up for showing how things are and the press have done so on
> may occasions, but at the same time the family must be very upset. So
> I'm in two minds about this. Storm in a tea cup? Or genuine concern
> on showing dead or dying NATO/ISAF soldiers?


I feel images like this might make just some of the "pro war" people
realize that yes fighting wars does cost lives. Shots of soldiers lined
up in a parade might be more pleasant but isn't reality.

Stephanie
From: Doug McDonald on
DG wrote:
> Kulvinder Singh Matharu wrote:
>> Came across this article about AP publishing a photo of a dying US
>> marine and the controversy surrounding it. There hasn't been much
>> news here in the UK about it but I expect that it's big news in the
>> US.
>>
>> <http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/53173,news,photograph-of-dying-marine-joshua-bernard-was-it-right-for-the-associated-press-to-publish>
>>
>> I'm all up for showing how things are and the press have done so on
>> may occasions, but at the same time the family must be very upset. So
>> I'm in two minds about this. Storm in a tea cup? Or genuine concern
>> on showing dead or dying NATO/ISAF soldiers?
>
>
> What's a photographer supposed to do? Quit shooting in a war zone
> because someone might die?
>
> If people are upset about the photo then they should blame the
> politicians for the war, not the photographer for the image.
>


NO! They should blame the scum people who print it against
the family's wishes, and the people who
started the war: al Qaeda and the Taliban. There is nothing
wrong with the photographer taking it ... if the family
had agreed, publishing it would have been OK.

Doug McDonald