So Much For A Media Blackout

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Thursday, August 11, 2011

President Barack Obama, in the process of saluting, participates in a ceremony at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., Aug. 9, 2011, for the dignified transfer of U.S. and Afghan personnel who died in Afghanistan on Aug. 6. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



PHOTO OUTRAGE: White House Violates Wishes of SEALs' Families -- FOX News/Seattle Times



A White House photographer was allowed to take and widely distribute a photo from the ceremony Tuesday for the return of the remains of 30 American troops killed in a weekend helicopter crash in Afghanistan despite the Pentagon's claim that any public depiction of the scene would violate the wishes of bereaved families.



News media coverage of the ceremony had been banned by the Pentagon over the objections of several news organizations.



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Update #1: White House photo sparks protest -- AP

Update #2: Photo of Obama saluting fallen troops questioned -- USA Today

Update #3: Photo Of Military Memorial Service Stirs Controversy -- Pop Photo



My Comment: This case reminds me of the Bin Laden death photo and the refusal of the White House to release it. Sighhh .... it appears that from this government there are two rules .... one rule for me .... and one rule for you.



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