Was it right of the AP release a photo of a dying marine?

  1. Sasha S profile image81
    Sasha Sposted 7 years ago

    Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard, 21, was killed having been struck by a grenade on August the 14th 2009. Recently the Associated Press (AP) have released a photo of him recieving treatment for the wound he would later die of (for those curious, the photo is in the gallery in the below link):

    AP Photo of dying marine Sparks Controversy

    The question is this: was it right of them to publish the photo?

    Personally, I think not - it does give a rather harrowing portrayal of war and makes what we hear about on the news seem far closer to home, however, the marine's family did express a strong desire for the photo not to be published - and it should, in my opinion, have been up to them whether it was or wasn't.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago
  3. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Respectfully, I have to say I think posting the link for anyone who is "curious" just potentially gives the tasteless and cruel (to the family who didn't want it out) photograph (which I haven't viewed) more exposure.

    In respect for the family, I don't think even if anyone is curious they should view the photograph.  The media may eventually knock it off if people stop viewing.