Best Defense

The dying Marine photo (II): three thoughtful dissents

I have a lot of time for Fred “Damn the torpedoes” Reed. He thinks the AP was right to publish the photo of the dying Marine. I disagree, and I think Reed should better address the concerns of the Marine’s parents, but still, here is a heartfelt argument from someone worth listening to. Jamie McIntyre, ...

581243_090908_mourning22.jpg

I have a lot of time for Fred “Damn the torpedoes” Reed. He thinks the AP was right to publish the photo of the dying Marine. I disagree, and I think Reed should better address the concerns of the Marine’s parents, but still, here is a heartfelt argument from someone worth listening to. Jamie McIntyre, author of a hot new blog, also comes out in favor of publishing the photo, as does Stars & Stripes.

I disagree. But I am struck that these three, all coming from different perspectives, think the AP did the right thing.

Flickr/Somerslea – RIP Murphy I Love You!

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

Trending Now Sponsored Links by Taboola

By Taboola

More from Foreign Policy

By Taboola