Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by Village Idiot, Feb 12, 2009.
Gates orders review of ban on photos of coffins
What the? There's privacy concerns regarding fallen soldiers? Aren't their names published anyway? Anyway I don't think they would care.
This is bad.. Soldiers' coffins should not be on public display..
See my full comments here.
I think this is a good thing. Hopefully the ban gets lifted.
People should know what sacrifice our armed forces are making for them.
(I want to say more, but I won't - as it will likely result in (or lead to) lockdown of this thread...)
It is not the deads privacy that nees respecting, it is their families. The news reporters will sitck a camera in anyones face. Please give the greiving families a little space. I have lost family members and would never impose on others in that situation.
Score one for our rights period! Many of the previous administration's policies should be reevaluated. I'd rather make my own moral decisions instead of being denied the right entirely.
This guy is an IDIOT ! How can he tell someone whose child just made the ultimate sacrifice that they don't have the right to grieve their child in privacy ? He has all the sensitivity of a tireiron.
It's not a matter of the privacy of the families or the privacy of the fallen soldiers-it's the disgusting way the rabid anti-war dolts will use pictures of the C-130 bays lined with flag draped coffins as fodder for their arguments against any war, no matter the politics, and the American public is generally so ill informed that this is all they will see. Public opinion will then turn against the conflict and our soldiers will lose support in the field.. Emotions have no place in the war theater, and all seeing soldiers' coffins does is stir emotions.
As much as I agree with the freedom of photographers, this situation will be used for ill-gotten gain and no good can come from it. I agree with the ban.
Let's keep the politics out of this one shall we. This topic will always be one that polarises opinions, but name calling of anyone, whether a forum member or not, is unlikely to do much for the longevity of this thread.
Generally I think that if some anti war person was there photographing and acting like a fool, they'd have no qualms about tossing him into the street....infront of a moving vehicle.
I've seen some pro-war persons act like fools, how about throwing them under a bus too?
Might as well go ahead and lock it, Chris....
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