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Re: [casi] Media and press agencies cooperating in faking mass grave sites?

> In light of the revelations in the Bulletin magazine of Australia,
> that an ABC photojournalist killed in Northern Iraq had also been
> free-lancing for Rendon Group - an important CIA subcontractor - its
> worth remembering just how powerful images can be in shaping the
> publicīs view of the morality of their governmentīs actions.

Thank you Tom.  As a contextual note, it is worth bearing in mind that
mass killings by the previous Iraqi regime are well-documented.
Whether any particular photo turns out to be doctored does not
influence this.

(The distinction reminds me of what we discussed around the Sweeney
feature on the Iraqi government stage-managing baby funerals.  Some
circles interpreted this to mean that there was not actually an
elevated level of child suffering and death in Iraq under the


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