Thursday, September 08, 2005

FEMA Bans Photos of the Dead

FEMA has rejected journalists' requests to accompany search and rescue boats. They say they want to give the dead some dignity.

It isn't hard to blur a face, assuming any of the bodies are still recognizable. This is another step on the road to white wash but it will only take place if the media allow it.

Reporters should get their own boats and by hook or crook get photos, however gruesome, of the dead. The party that claims to value a "culture of life" doesn't. If they did, there would be a lot fewer of the dead to photograph.