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hear about on the news seem far closer to home, however, the marine's family did express a strong desire for the photo not to be published - and it should, in my opinion, have been up to them whether it was or wasn't.
This was already covered.
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.
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