The photos they don't want you to see.

Just as it banned photography of GI's caskets returning home from Iraq, the White House doesn't want you to see photographs of the deceased victims of the hurricane. While many would agree—who wants to see such sadness and gore?—the refusal to allow journalists to document the human cost, when paired with the White House's hyper-control of its own image and its track-record of dishonesty about the reasons for war in Iraq, is highly suspect. One report estimates that 40,000 people in New Orleans alone were killed by Katrina and its aftermath—and wherever blame is placed, it happened on Bush's watch, the era of "Homeland Security."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Paul, thanks again for the link. More on this kind of press management from Hungry Blues (minorjive.typepad).