Posted by llrrrpp on June 9, 2006, at 17:04:45
In reply to Zarqawi killed in Iraq, posted by Bobby on June 8, 2006, at 19:27:47
Note: in the following post "we" refers to the generic American.
Why does our media publish a picture of his dead face on the front page of the papers? In a gold frame? What does that say about us as a society? What if some group killed our leader and published such photos? Wouldn't it be in poor taste, to say the very least?
Doesn't publishing pictures of corpse faces kind of suggest that we don't see the enemy as human? That we see them as livestock? Why do we have to de-emphasize the humanity of our enemy in order to justify killing them? Shouldn't we want to emphasize that we are morally righteous? Especially since we're a superpower. This seems hardly any different from Al Jazeera.
Oh boy. I'm going to boycott mainstream media for a while. It's too distressing.