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DIDGE - The View From Down Under

An Aussie’s ridgy-didge view of world affairs and popular culture.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

It’s dignified to leave bodies to rot on the streets, but it’s wrong to film them

The press are being grossly censored over their right to film the removal of the dead in New Orleans.

Okay, here is a fun game to play. Try to spot the hypocrisy in the following statement:

Terry Ebbert, New Orleans' homeland security director, had
said Friday that the recovery effort would be done with dignity, "meaning that there would be no press allowed."

Yeah, it would be so undignified to film the removal of rotting corpses that the authorities did fuck all about. Yeah, filming it is the real problem here.

As bodies recovered, reporters are told 'no photos, no stories'
Outside one house on Kentucky Street, a member of the Army 82nd Airborne Division summoned a reporter and photographer standing nearby and told them that if they took pictures or wrote a story about the body recovery process, he would take away their press credentials and kick them out of the state. "No photos. No stories," said the man.

1 Comments:

At 7:10 AM, Blogger Me said...

It's unexpected from such a democratic country like US...

 

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