Recap: Weak defense of selective victim photography....Arlington, Va: Lots of conservative web traffic concerning the media insisting on photographing and publishing pictures of the dead in N.O., but refusing to publish/show photos of those forced to jump from the towers on 9/11 - what's your take on this argument?
Howard Kurtz: Some organizations published those pictures from 9/11, because I remember seeing them. The controversy, as best I can recall it, is whether television would show these suicides, and I don't believe the networks did.
You recall incorrectly. The issue isn't whether anyone published photos of the victims of terrorism leaping out of 100-story buildings to their deaths, but rather what most media did most of the time. Did many newspapers publish those photos? Did many newspapers publish none?
Those are rhetorical questions.