Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Protest Censorship

FEMA: No pictures, please

From the "Where Have We Heard This Before" Department: The Federal Emergency Management Agency does not want the news media taking photographs of the dead in New Orleans. According to a Reuters report, FEMA has rejected journalists' request to join rescue boats searching for bodies. "We have requested that no photographs of the deceased be made by the media," a FEMA spokeswoman said in an email message to Reuters.

We think it is our responsibility to post pictures of the dead to protest this censorship. If you have a weak stomach, please look no further. But if you think it is an act of political courage to look at the cost of indifference to human suffering, please look at this gallery of shame.

There are more photos here.

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