Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Not censorship

Communist news agency Reuters reports, "When U.S. officials asked the media not to take pictures of those killed by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, they were censoring a key part of the disaster story, free speech watchdogs said on Wednesday. The move by the Federal Emergency Management Agency is in line with the Bush administration's ban on images of flag-draped U.S. military coffins returning from the Iraq war, media monitors said in separate telephone interviews."

They were asked, not forced and threatened to not take photos of corpses from Hurricane Katrina. The article goes on to argue that FEMA should allow reporters on rescue boats and, by not doing so, is censoring the press.

It's ridiculous, I know.

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