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Saturday, September 10, 2005
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via CNN: U.S. drops banning media from body hunt

Regardless of whether one thinks that showing the bodies is a good idea or not, or whether there are privacy concerns, or not or even if one thinks that the press is trying to be inflammatory, the bottom line is: the government should not be in the business of determining what the press can and cannot cover when we are talking about public space.

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  1. If my dead kid or relative is in the street, do I get a chance to not have her body spewed across the press.

    You’re main concern seems to be about the press rather than individuals. As noted on OTB the press was careful not to show bodies from the people who jumped during 9-11. Maybe we can dig up some of those photos and post them?

    Comment by Director Mitch — Saturday, September 10, 2005 @ 10:56 am

  2. No, the issue is government control of information.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Saturday, September 10, 2005 @ 11:00 am

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