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  1. #1 Gates: AP decision 'appalling' 
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    Defense Secretary Robert Gates is objecting “in the strongest terms” to an Associated Press decision to transmit a photograph showing a mortally wounded 21-year-old Marine in his final moments of life, calling the decision “appalling” and a breach of “common decency.”


    They reported that the Marine’s father had asked it not be published.They decided to make the image public anyway ."So Much For Common Human Decency !"

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    They reported in a story that it decided to make the image public anyway because it “conveys the grimness of war and the sacrifice of young men and women fighting it.”
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    The AP reported that the Marine’s father had asked – in an interview and in a follow-up phone call — that the image, taken by an embedded photographer, not be published.


    The photo shows Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard of New Portland, Maine, who was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade in a Taliban ambush Aug. 14 in Helmand province of southern Afghanistan, according to The AP.

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    RIP Marine.

    Not sure how to stand on this issue.
    What of all the grim D-Day photos? Have our standards of decency changed?
    Is the controversy over the fact that the AP identified that mortally wounded Marine?

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    This pissed me off when I saw the story today.

    AP is a bunch of POS.:mad:
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aerojarod View Post
    RIP Marine.

    Not sure how to stand on this issue.
    What of all the grim D-Day photos? Have our standards of decency changed?
    Is the controversy over the fact that the AP identified that mortally wounded Marine?

    :(
    Their usage of the photo was done for pure political reasons .If they had a shred of human decency they would have honored the family's request but at the AP Anti War Politics always trump humanity !They have even been known to fake a few .
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