Featured Post

Click Here for Early Reviews of My Book--and My New Blog

Friday, July 12, 2013

Showing Trayvon's Dead Body on the Grass

Due to a slip-up in courtroom camera coverage yesterday, the photo of Trayvon Martin, lifeless on the grass, just after getting shot, appeared on a screen for a moment and someone snapped a photo.  Gawker published it this morning.  Some condemn them for this, others hail.   Here's interesting comment by Josh Marshall of TPM, explaining why he linked to it and how it makes him feel.

2 comments:

RubberCrutch said...

Josh Marshall says TPM's policy is to avoid showing "gratuitous" images of violence. The photo of Trayvon Martin's body is no more gratuitous than the ubiquitous pictures we've seen of the back of George Zimmerman's head. Instead of playing Hamlet for the readers about his editorial policy, Mr. Marshall should look up the definition of "gratuitous." I won't be looking at the picture, though, because I'm not on the jury and I don't need any help understanding the concept of "shot dead with a firearm."

RubberCrutch said...

Josh Marshall says TPM's policy is to avoid showing "gratuitous" images of violence. The photo of Trayvon Martin's body is no more gratuitous than the ubiquitous pictures we've seen of the back of George Zimmerman's head. Instead of playing Hamlet for the readers about his editorial policy, Mr. Marshall should look up the definition of "gratuitous." I won't be looking at the picture, though, because I'm not on the jury and I don't need any help understanding the concept of "shot dead with a firearm."