Friday, April 23, 2004

This Is A Shame

According to this article (Chicago Tribune) a women took this picture of U.S. soldiers caskets being brought home, which eventually was published in the Seattle Times on Sunday. On Wednesday, the woman and her husband were fired over the picture.

I can understand some anger over the fact that the picture was printed in the newspaper because it might unfairly bias people against the war (you know, people who forget that in wars, people die), but the fact that this woman, and her husband, were fired merely because she took this picture, is despicable. Especially since it is a very powerful picture that people should be able to see.

I truly hope that in this downtrodden economy, this woman and her husband can quickly find a job so that they don't end up destitute because of a narrow minded policy that undermines freedom of speech.

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