Friday, September 04, 2009

AP Sez The Hell With The Parents Of Lance Cpl.Bernard

and the SoD Gates.

Robert Gates protests AP decision as 'appalling'Defense Secretary Robert Gates is objecting “in the strongest terms” to an Associated Press decision to transmit a photograph showing a mortally wounded 21-year-old Marine in his final moments of life, calling the decision “appalling” and a breach of “common decency.”

The AP reported that the Marine’s father had asked – in an interview and in a follow-up phone call — that the image, taken by an embedded photographer, not be published.

The AP reported in a story that it decided to make the image public anyway because it “conveys the grimness of war and the sacrifice of young men and women fighting it.”

The AP lost whatever moral compass they had a long time ago and continue in a downward spiral.